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Tutorial 01: West Bengal Basic Information

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West Bengal Basic Information – it is situated in Eastern India and is likely one of the main states of India. The history of Bengal contains both West Bengal and East Bengal (now in Bangladesh).

01. WEST BENGAL STATE SYMBOLS

STATE ANIMAL : FISHING CAT

The fishing cat (Scientific Name: Prionailurus viverrinus) in Bengal is known as ‘Mach-baghrol‘ or ‘Bagh-dasha or Mecho-bagh or ‘Mecho-biral‘. “Mach” means fish and “Bagh” means tiger. It is a medium-sized wild cat generally found in South and South-East Asia. It is the biggest cat among the Prinailurns cats. Its coarse fur is olive-grey to ashy-grey in colour along with darker stripes on the shoulder. Additionally, roundish or oval-shaped spots found on its flanks and sides. It has a short tail compared to its body.

It is about twice in size related to the domestic cat. Its habitat is in swampy and marshy areas. At present, their existence is threatened by the destruction of wetlands. In 2018, the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural resources) declared them as an Endangered animal.

STATE BIRD : WHITE-THROATED KINGFISHERS

White-throated kingfishers (Scientific Name: Halcyon smyrnensis) are common in Bengal and their main feature is the presence of shiny blue back, Additionally, they have bright red large legs. They have thick, reddish-orange bills and darkish chocolate-coloured heads, bellies, and shoulders. Sometimes, a brilliant white patch found on the throat, sometimes on the breast. In Bengal, this bird is popular as ‘Dhola-Gola Machranga‘.

They are carnivorous in nature. They are fast-flying birds and their flight is direct.

STATE FLOWER : NIGHT FLOWERING JASMINE

The state flower of West Bengal is Night Flowering Jasmine (Scientific Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis). It is commonly known as Shephali or Shiuli or ‘Parijat‘.

Jasmine is a shrub type of tree and It bears magnificent flowers with a scintillating perfume. The flowers grow in clusters of two or seven, they open at nightfall and closes at daybreak. The flowers are primarily utilized for commercial purposes for preparing yellow dye and perfume as a natural resource.

STATE TREE : CHATIM

The state tree of West Bengal is Chatian or Chatim (Scientific Name: Alstonia scholaris). They are an evergreen tree and they can grow up to 100 feet. They produce small flowers greenish-yellow in colour. They have large leaves organized in clusters of seven. They have many medicinal values. However, they are a significant contributor to the paper.

02. WEST BENGAL BASIC INFORMATION

Capital of West Bengal Kolkata
Created 15th August 1947
Geographical Area 88,752 sq km
Latitude of the state 21°20’N to 27°32’N
Longitude of the state 85°50’E to 89°52′ E
State Boundary (International) Bangladesh on the Eastern side, Bhutan in the North, Nepal in the West.
General Boundary Sikkim, Bhutan in the North; Assam, Bangladesh in the East; Nepal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha in the West; and the Bay of Bengal in the South
Secretariat Nabanna (Howrah)
High Court Calcutta High Court
Lok Sabha Constituencies 42
Rajya Sabha Constituencies 16
Vidhan Sabha Constituencies 295
Most Populous District North 24 Parganas
Largest District South 24 Parganas

03. FIRST IN WEST BENGAL

First Position Person/Date/Location
First Chief Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghosh
First General Election 1951 (Lok Sabha Election)
First Assembly Election 1952
First Governor Chakravarthy Raja Gopalachari
First Lady Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee
First Speaker in Legislative Assembly Ishwar Das Jalan
First Female Governor Padmaja Naidu
First Chief Justice Sir Bames Peacock
First Police Commissioner S Wanshope
First University University of Calcutta

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04. FAMOUS UNIVERSITIES IN WEST BENGAL

University Name Location
University of Calcutta (1857) Kolkata
Jadavpur University (1906) Kolkata
Indian Institute of Technology (1951) Kharagpur
University of Kalyani (1960) Kalyani
Rabindra Bharati University (1962) Kolkata
University of North Bengal (1962) Siliguri
University of Burdwan (1962) Purba Bardhaman
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (1974) Mohanpur, Nadia
Vidyasagar University (1981) Paschim Medinipur
Presidency University (2010) Kolkata

05. FAMOUS BENGALI THEATRES IN WEST BENGAL

Theatre Name Location
Star Theatre (1883) Kolkata
Minerva Theatre (1893) Kolkata
Rabindra Sadan (1967) Kolkata
Sisir Manch (1978) Kolkata
Girish Manch (1986) Kolkata
Madhusudan Mancha (1995) Kolkata
Nazrul Manch (2013) Kolkata

06. FAMOUS BENGALI BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Author Books/Novels
Abanindranath Tagore Raj Kahini
Adwaita Malyabarman Titas Ekti Nadir Naam
Ashapurna Devi Pratham Pratisruti
Atin Bandyopadhyay Aloukik Jalajan, Nilkantho Pakhir Khonje, Manusher Gharbari
Aurobindo Ghosh Life Divine
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee Anandamath, Brishbikkha, Durgesh Nandini, Devi Choudhurani, Devadutta, Krishna Kanter Will, Kopalkundala
Barindra Kumar Ghosh Amar Atmokatha
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay Chander Pahar, Pather Panchali, Aranyak, Apur Sansar, Debjan, Aporajito, Asani Sanket, Hira Manik Jwole
Bijon Bhattacharya Nabanna (Drama)
Bimal Kar Purno Apurno, Kharkuto
Bimal Mitra Kori Diye Kinlam, Ekak Dashak Shatak, Shaheb Bibi Golam
Dr. Nihar Ranjan Gupta Kiriti Omnibus
Gajendrakumar Mitra Panchajanya, Kolkatar Kachei
Jagadish Chandra Basu Obyakto
Kalikananda Abadhuta Marutirtha Hinglaj, Nilkantha Himalaya
Kaliprasanna Singha Hutom Pyachar Naksha
Kamal Kumar Majumder Antarjali Jatra
Kazi Nazrul Islam Agni Veena, Kuhelika
Mahasweta Devi Hajar Churasir Maa
Mani Shankar Mukherjee Chowringhee
Manik Bandopadhyay Padma Nadir Majhi, Putul Nacher Itikatha, Atashi Mami, Dibaratrir Kabya
Nabarun Bhattacharya Herbert
Narayan Gangyopadhyay Tenida Samagra, Rupa Manjari
Narayan Sannyal Biswasghatak, Prabanchak
Premendra Mitra Ghanada Samagra
Rabindranath Tagore Gitanjali, The Home and the World, Chokher Bali, Shesher Kabita, Galpo Guchchho
Rajshekhar Basu Golpo Samagra By Parasuram
Ramapada Chowdhury Banpalashir Padabali, Dweeper Naam Tiarong, Kharij, Bari Badle Jay, Lajja
Samar Deb Lohitparer Upakatha
Samaresh Basu Bibor, Kalkut Rochonabali
Saradindu Bandhyapadhyay Tungavadrar Tire, Byomkesh Samagra, Oitihasik Kahini Samagro
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay Dena Paona, Devdas, Parineeta, Ramer Sumati
Satinath Bhaduri Jagori
Satyajit Ray Feluda Samagra, Badshahi Angti, Gorosthaney Sabdhan
Shaktipada Rajguru Meghe Dhaka Tara
Shankar Chowringhee
Shibram Chakraborty Iswar Prithibi Valobasa
Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay Durbin, Ghunpoka, Manabjameen
Sukumar Ray Abol Tabol
Sunil Gangyopadhyay Sei Samay, Purba Paschim, Jibon Je Rokom, Prathom Alo, Nil Lohit, Ordhek Jibon
Swami Vivekananda Bartaman Bharat
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay Hanshuli Banker Upokatha, Ganadebota, Panchagram, Nagini Kanyar Kahini, Kalindi

07. NOBEL PRIZE AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

The Nobel Peace Prize was organized by Alfred Nobel, the Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer. It is awarded to the person who has done the most or best work for fraternity between nations, and for the promotion of peace. In West Bengal, there are six Nobel Prize winners as follows:

Name Year Field
Sir Ronald Ross 

[He spent many years in the Presidency General Hospital and did research work on ‘Malaria’.]

1902 Medicine – Penicillin
Rabindranath Tagore  1913 Literature – Geetanjali (First Asian to win Nobel Prize)
Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman [C.V. Raman] 1930 Physics – Raman Effect (First Asian to win Science Nobel Prize)
Mother Teresa 1979 Peace
Amartya Sen 1998 Economics
Abhijit Banerjee 2019 Economics

08. BHARAT RATNA AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1954, the highest civilian award is conferred to people for their exceptional service/performance. A peepal leaf-shaped medallion and a certificate are awarded as an honour.

Name Year Field
Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy 1961 Physician, Freedom Fighter, Second Chief Minister of West Bengal
Mother Teresa 1980 Social Work
Satyajit Ray 1992 Filmmaker, Screen Writer, Music Composer, Author
Amartya Sen 1999 Economist, Philosopher
Ravi Shankar 1999 Musician, Sitar Player
Pranab Mukherjee 2019 Politician, Former President of India

09. PADMA VIBHUSHAN AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1954, the second-highest civilian award is conferred to people for their “exceptional and distinguished service, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex”.

The summary and name list of 23 recipients of the Padma Vibhushan Award from West Bengal (since 1954-2020) are mentioned below:

➢ PADMA VIBHUSHAN SUMMARY OF WEST BENGAL

Field Summary Total Recipients
Arts 6
Civil Service 4
Literature & Education 6
Public Affairs 5
Social Work 2
Grand Total 23

➢ PADMA VIBHUSHAN LIST OF WEST BENGAL

Sl. No. Name Year Field
1 Satyendra Nath Bose 1954 Literature & Education
2 Nandalal Bose 1954 Arts
3 Radhabinod Pal 1959 Public Affairs
4 Suniti Kumar Chatterji 1963 Literature & Education
5 Jayanto Nath Chaudhuri 1965 Civil Service
6 Suranjan Das 1970 Civil Service
7 Binay Ranjan Sen 1970 Civil Service
8 Allauddin Khan 1971 Arts
9 Basanti Devi 1973 Civil Service
10 Nellie Sengupta 1973 Social Work
11 Niren De 1974 Public Affairs
12 Benode Behari Mukherjee 1974 Arts
13 Basanti Dulal Nagchaudhuri 1975 Literature & Education
14 Satyajit Ray 1976 Arts
15 Ajoy Kumar Mukherjee 1977 Public Affairs
16 Ali Akbar Khan 1989 Arts
17 Bhabatosh Datta 1990 Literature & Education
18 Hirendranath Mukherjee 1991 Public Affairs
19 Kazi Lhendup Dorjee 2003 Public Affairs
20 Mahasweta Devi 2006 Literature & Education
21 D. P. Chattopadhyaya 2009 Literature & Education
22 Sister Nirmala 2009 Social Work
23 Girija Devi 2016 Arts

10. PADMA BHUSHAN AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1954, the third-highest civilian award is conferred to people for their “distinguished service of a high order, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex”.

The summary and name list of 97 recipients of the Padma Bhushan Award from West Bengal (since 1954-2020) are mentioned below:

➢ PADMA BHUSHAN SUMMARY OF WEST BENGAL

Field Summary Total Recipients
Arts 23
Civil Service 11
Literature & Education 25
Medicine 11
Public Affairs 6
Science & Engineering 9
Social Work 4
Sports 3
Trade & Industry 5
Grand Total 97

➢ PADMA BHUSHAN LIST OF WEST BENGAL

Sl. No. Name Year Field
1 Jnan Chandra Ghosh 1954 Science & Engineering
2 Jamini Roy 1954 Arts
3 Sukumar Sen 1954 Civil Service
4 Lalit Mohan Banerjee 1955 Medicine
5 Suniti Kumar Chatterji 1955 Literature & Education
6 Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay 1955 Social Work
7 Rajshekhar Basu 1956 Literature & Education
8 Radha Kumud Mukherjee 1957 Public Affairs
9 Boshi Sen 1957 Science & Engineering
10 D. P. Roy Choudhury 1958 Arts
11 Sisir Kumar Bhaduri 1959 Arts
12 Tenzing Norgay 1959 Sports
13 Nirmal Kumar Sidhanta 1959 Literature & Education
14 Haridas Siddhanta Bagish 1960 Literature & Education
15 Rabindra Nath Chaudhuri 1960 Medicine
16 Kazi Nazrul Islam 1960 Literature & Education
17 Tridib Nath Banerjee 1961 Medicine
18 Sudhansu Sobhan Maitra 1962 Medicine
19 Sisir Kumar Mitra 1962 Literature & Education
20 Sudhindra Nath Mukerjee 1962 Public Affairs
21 Santosh Kumar Sen 1962 Medicine
22 Nitish Chandra Laharry 1963 Social Work
23 Rafiuddin Ahmed 1964 Medicine
24 Tushar Kanti Ghosh 1964 Literature & Education
25 Anil Bandhu Guha 1964 Civil Service
26 Jnanendra Nath Mukherjee 1964 Science & Engineering
27 Jogesh Chandra Banerjee 1965 Medicine
28 Nawang Gombu 1965 Sports
29 Satyajit Ray 1965 Arts
30 Triguna Sen 1965 Literature & Education
31 Santu Jouharmal Shahaney 1965 Civil Service
32 Bhabani Charan Mukharji 1966 Civil Service
33 Ali Akbar Khan 1967 Arts
34 Ashok Kumar Sarkar 1967 Literature & Education
35 Mihir Sen 1967 Sports
36 Sudhir Ranjan Sengupta 1968 Literature & Education
37 Jyotish Chandra Ray 1968 Medicine
38 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay 1969 Literature & Education
39 Keshav Prasad Goenka 1969 Trade & Industry
40 Adinath Lahiri 1969 Science & Engineering
41 Niharranjan Ray 1969 Literature & Education
42 Ramkinkar Baij 1970 Arts
43 Buddhadeb Bose 1970 Literature & Education
44 Amiya Chakravarty 1970 Literature & Education
45 Sombhu Mitra 1970 Arts
46 Vivekananda Mukhopadhyaya 1970 Literature & Education
47 Monindra Nath Chakravarti 1971 Civil Service
48 Jogesh Chandra De 1971 Trade & Industry
49 Kedar Nath Mookerjee 1971 Trade & Industry
50 Suresh Chandra Roy 1971 Trade & Industry
51 Ram Narayan Chakravarti 1972 Science & Engineering
52 Benoy Bhushan Ghosh 1972 Civil Service
53 Sujoy B. Roy 1972 Medicine
54 Sudhir Krishna Mukherjee 1973 Civil Service
55 Dhirendra Nath Ganguly 1974 Arts
56 Chintamoni Kar 1974 Arts
57 Bhupati Mohan Sen 1974 Literature & Education
58 Asima Chatterjee 1975 Science & Engineering
59 Pratul Chandra Gupta 1975 Literature & Education
60 Devendra Sen 1976 Civil Service
61 Phulrenu Guha 1977 Social Work
62 Prabhat Kumar Mukhopadhyaya 1981 Civil Service
63 Mrinal Sen 1981 Arts
64 V. G. Jog 1983 Arts
65 Subodh Chandra Sengupta 1983 Literature & Education
66 Jnan Prakash Ghosh 1984 Arts
67 Archana Sharma 1984 Medicine
68 Durga Das Basu 1985 Public Affairs
69 Shiba P. Chatterjee 1985 Literature & Education
70 Santidev Ghosh 1985 Arts
71 Sadat Abul Masud 1985 Public Affairs
72 Nasir Aminuddin Daggar 1986 Arts
73 Gulshan Lal Tandon 1986 Civil Service
74 Nikhil Banerjee 1987 Arts
75 Annada Shankar Ray 1987 Literature & Education
76 Renuka Ray 1988 Public Affairs
77 Hirendranath Mukherjee 1990 Literature & Education
78 Sukumar Sen 1990 Literature & Education
79 Amala Shankar 1991 Science & Engineering
80 Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya 1998 Literature & Education
81 Subhash Mukhopadhyay 2003 Literature & Education
82 Soumitra Chatterjee 2004 Arts
83 Ganga Prasad Birla 2006 Social Work
84 Saroj Ghose 2007 Science & Engineering
85 Somnath Hore 2007 Arts
86 Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri 2007 Medicine
87 Sailesh Kumar Bandopadhyay 2010 Public Affairs
88 Bikash Sinha 2010 Science & Engineering
89 Yogesh Chander Deveshwar 2011 Trade & Industry
90 Shankha Ghosh 2011 Literature & Education
91 Dwijen Mukhopadhyay 2011 Arts
92 Khaled Choudhury 2012 Arts
93 Buddhadev Das Gupta 2012 Arts
94 Ronen Sen 2012 Civil Service
95 Abdul Rashid Khan 2013 Arts
96 Budhaditya Mukherjee 2019 Arts
97 Shri Ajoy Chakravorty  2020 Arts

11. PADMA SHRI AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1954, the fourth-highest civilian award is conferred to people for their “distinguished service in various spheres of activity including the arts, education, industry, literature, science, sports, medicine, social service, and public affairs“.

The summary and name list of 157 recipients of the Padma Shri Award from West Bengal (since 1954-2020) are mentioned below:

PADMA SHRI SUMMARY OF WEST BENGAL

Field Summary Total Recipients
Arts 38
Civil Service 19
Literature & Education 25
Medicine 15
Others 2
Public Affairs 1
Science & Engineering 18
Social Work 16
Sports 17
Trade & Industry 6
Grand Total 157

PADMA SHRI LIST OF WEST BENGAL

Sl. No. Name Year Field
1 K. R. Chakravorty 1954 Science & Engineering
2 Surinder Kumar Dey 1954 Civil Service
3 Satish Chandra Majumdar 1956 Science & Engineering
4 Isaac Santra 1956 Medicine
5 Samarendranath Sen 1957 Civil Service
6 Debaki Bose 1958 Arts
7 Satyajit Ray 1958 Arts
8 Surendranath Kar 1959 Science & Engineering
9 Om Prakash Mathur 1959 Science & Engineering
10 Atma Ram 1959 Trade & Industry
11 Mihir Sen 1959 Sports
12 Anil Kumar Das 1960 Science & Engineering
13 Bina Das 1960 Social Work
14 Adinath Lahiri 1960 Trade & Industry
15 Arati Saha 1960 Sports
16 Premendra Mitra 1961 Literature & Education
17 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay 1962 Literature & Education
18 Amlanda Ghosh 1962 Civil Service
19 Bishnupada Mukerjee 1962 Civil Service
20 Santosh Kumar Mukherjee 1962 Medicine
21 Gostha Pal 1962 Sports
22 Santu Javhermal Shahaney 1962 Civil Service
23 Mother Teresa 1962 Social Work
24 P. K. Banerjee 1963 Civil Service
25 Ahindra Choudhury 1963 Literature & Education
26 Nawang Gombu 1964 Sports
27 P. C. Sorcar 1964 Arts
28 Phu Dorjee 1965 Sports
29 Dwijendra Nath Mukerjee 1965 Medicine
30 Chandra Prakash Vohra 1965 Sports
31 Nirmal Kumar Bose 1966 Literature & Education
32 Kiran Chandra Banerjee 1967 Civil Service
33 Priya Ranjan Sen 1967 Social Work
34 Nikhil Banerjee 1968 Arts
35 Kedar Ghosh 1968 Literature & Education
36 Shambu Nath Mukheerjee 1968 Social Work
37 S. D. Burman 1969 Arts
38 Gopaldas Neogi Chowdhury 1969 Social Work
39 Brahm Nath Qasir Datta 1969 Literature & Education
40 Ajit Kumar Basu 1970 Medicine
41 Sunil Kumar Bhattacharya 1970 Civil Service
42 Phul Chand 1970 Trade & Industry
43 Ritwik Ghatak 1970 Arts
44 Purushottama Lal 1970 Literature & Education
45 Kumud Ranjan Mullick 1970 Literature & Education
46 Pankaj Mullick 1970 Arts
47 Vijay Raghav Rao 1970 Arts
48 Pramathanath Bishi 1971 Literature & Education
49 Leslie Claudius 1971 Sports
50 Suresh Chandra Dutta 1971 Medicine
51 Sailen Manna 1971 Sports
52 Tripti Mitra 1971 Arts
53 Debdulal Bandopadhyaya 1972 Civil Service
54 Pradeep Kumar Banerjee 1972 Civil Service
55 Surindera Nath Banerjee 1972 Arts
56 Prabhu Dayal Dabriwala 1972 Social Work
57 Amiya Bhuson Kar 1972 Medicine
58 Kamal Manti Naskar 1972 Civil Service
59 Juthika Roy 1972 Arts
60 Chander Sekhar Samal 1972 Civil Service
61 Suchitra Sen 1972 Arts
62 K. C. Sengupta 1972 Civil Service
63 Badal Sarkar 1972 Literature & Education
64 Jayantha Kumar Bagchi 1973 Civil Service
65 Debi Prasad Mukherjee 1973 Civil Service
66 Dalip Kumar Sengupta 1973 Civil Service
67 Himanshu Kumar Banerjee 1974 Civil Service
68 Mani Kumar Chetri 1974 Medicine
69 Suchitra Mitra 1974 Science & Engineering
70 Ajit Chandra Chatterjee 1975 Civil Service
71 Jatindra Mohan Dutta 1975 Literature & Education
72 Anil Kumar Ganguly 1975 Science & Engineering
73 Pankaj Roy 1975 Sports
74 Pradip Ranjan Roy 1975 Science & Engineering
75 K. G. Subramanyan 1975 Arts
76 Brajendra Kishore Banerjee 1976 Science & Engineering
77 Ashapoorna Devi 1976 Literature & Education
78 Maitreyi Devi 1977 Literature & Education
79 Pritish Nandy 1977 Literature & Education
80 Gambhir Singh Mura 1981 Arts
81 Gopal Krishna Saraf 1982 Medicine
82 Amitabha Chaudhuri 1983 Literature & Education
83 Saroj Raj Choudhury 1983 Science & Engineering
84 Nepal Mahato 1983 Arts
85 Chuni Goswami 1984 Sports
86 Om Agarwal 1985 Sports
87 Biswas Ranjan Chatterjee 1985 Medicine
88 Kanika Banerjee 1986 Arts
89 Mahasweta Devi 1986 Social Work
90 Tushar Kanjilal 1986 Social Work
91 Subrata Mitra 1986 Arts
92 Saroj Kumar Gupta 1987 Medicine
93 Aparna Sen 1987 Arts
94 Bikash Bhattacharjee 1988 Arts
95 Saroj Ghose 1989 Science & Engineering
96 Nima Namgyal Lama 1989 Civil Service
97 Pradip Kumar Banerjee 1990 Sports
98 Jatish Chandra Bhattacharyya 1990 Science & Engineering
99 Ashim Dasgupta 1990 Literature & Education
100 Anutosh Datta 1990 Medicine
101 Tarun Majumdar 1990 Arts
102 Dinabandhu Banerjee 1991 Social Work
103 B. N. Mukherjee 1992 Others
104 Meera Mukherjee 1992 Arts
105 Nisith Ranjan Ray 1992 Literature & Education
106 Meenakshi Sargogi 1992 Trade & Industry
107 Tapan Sinha 1992 Arts
108 Harshavardhan Neotia 1999 Trade & Industry
109 Nabaneeta Dev Sen 2000 Literature & Education
110 Leander Paes 2001 Sports
111 Bikash Sinha 2001 Science & Engineering
112 Asok Kumar Barua 2003 Science & Engineering
113 N. R. Madhava Menon 2003 Public Affairs
114 Jyotirmoyee Sikdar 2003 Sports
115 Sourav Ganguly 2004 Sports
116 Amiya Kumar Bagchi 2005 Literature & Education
117 Rashid Khan 2006 Arts
118 Bula Choudhury 2008 Sports
119 Suresh Dutta 2009 Arts
120 Niranjan Goswami 2009 Arts
121 Shaoli Mitra 2009 Arts
122 Sunil Kanti Roy 2009 Social Work
123 Nemai Ghosh 2010 Arts
124 Ulhas Kashalkar 2010 Arts
125 Sudha Kaul 2010 Social Work
126 Ramaranjan Mukherji 2010 Literature & Education
127 Mamraj Agrawal 2011 Social Work
128 Ajoy Chakrabarty 2011 Arts
129 Barun Mazumder 2011 Literature & Education
130 Usha Uthup 2011 Arts
131 Jhulan Goswami 2012 Sports
132 Hemendra Prasad Barooah 2013 Trade & Industry
133 Purna Das Baul 2013 Arts
134 Salik Lucknawi 2013 Literature & Education
135 Sankar Kumar Pal 2013 Science & Engineering
136 Indira Chakravarty 2014 Medicine
137 Sabitri Chatterjee 2014 Arts
138 Sunil Das 2014 Arts
139 Supriya Devi 2014 Arts
140 Jayanta Kumar Ghosh 2014 Science & Engineering
141 Rani Karnaa 2014 Arts
142 Bimal Kumar Roy 2015 Literature & Education
143 Asoke Kumar Bhattacharyya 2017 Others
144 Bipin Ganatra 2017 Social Work
145 Karimul Haque 2017 Social Work
146 Ajoy Kumar Ray 2017 Science & Engineering
147 Sudhanshu Biswas 2018 Social Work
148 Vijay Kichlu 2018 Arts
149 Krishna Bihari Mishra 2018 Literature & Education
150 Subhasini Mistry 2018 Social work
151 Amitava Roy 2018 Science & Engineering
152 Mammen Chandy 2019 Medicine
153 Swapan Chaudhuri 2019 Arts
154 Kazi Masum Akhtar 2020 Literature & Education
155 Sushovan Banerjee 2020 Medicine
156 Arunoday Mondal 2020 Medicine
157 Manilal Nag 2020 Arts

12. JNANPITH AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1961, the Bharatiya Jnanpith organization introduced Jnanpith Award (the highest Indian literary award) yearly to Indian writers who writing in Indian languages and English for his/her “outstanding contribution towards literature”.

Every Jnanpith Award winner receives a money prize of Rs.11 lakh and a bronze replica of Goddess Saraswati (the Hindu goddess of studying) as an honour.

The first author of the award was Malayalam author G. Sankara Kurup (1965) for his novel ‘Odakkuzhal’ (The Bamboo Flute).

The first lady author granted this award was Ashapoorna Devi (a famous Bengali author) in the year 1976.

The organization which offers this award was based on the fund created by industrialist and philanthropist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain in 1944.

The summary and name list of 6 recipients of the Jnanpith Award from West Bengal (since 1961-2019) are mentioned below:

Sl. No. Name Year
1 Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay 1966
2 Bishnu Dey 1971
3 Ashapoorna Devi 1976
4 Subhash Mukhopadhyay 1991
5 Mahasweta Devi 1996
6 Shankha Ghosh 2016

13. SAHITYA AKADEMI AWARDEES FROM WEST BENGAL

Since 1954, the Sahitya Akademi Award (the second-highest Indian literary award) yearly to Indian writers for their “recognize and promote excellence in Indian writing and also acknowledge new trends”.

• This award is given in 24 Indian languages. A cash prize of 10 lakh rupees, a plaque, and a certificate awarded as an honour.

• The Sahitya Akademi plaque awarded was designed by the Indian film-maker Satyajit Ray.

• In 1965, during the Indo-Pakistan War the plaque was substituted with national savings bonds.

• The first author of the Sahitya Akademi Awardees was R.K.Narayan for his book ‘The Guide.’ in 1960.

• Head office of the Sahitya Akademi is located in New Delhi.

• Sahitya Akademi represents other renowned awards are: Bhasha Samman Puraskar, Prize for Translation, and Bal Sahitya Puraskar.

The summary and name list of 62 recipients of the Sahitya Akademi Award from West Bengal (since 1961-2019) are mentioned below:

➢ SAHITYA AKADEMI SUMMARY OF WEST BENGAL

Field Summary Total Recipients
A Study of the Sakti-cult 1
Biography and cultural history 1
Essays 5
Literary criticism 1
Local history and culture 1
Novel 27
Poetry 20
Prose-Poetry 1
Short Stories 2
Travelogue 2
Verse play 1
Grand Total 62

SAHITYA AKADEMI LIST OF WEST BENGAL

Sl. No. Name Year Book Category Books
1 Jibanananda Das 1955 Poetry Shreshtha Kavita
2 Tarashankar Bandopadhyay 1956 Novel Arogya Niketan
3 Premendra Mitra 1957 Poetry Sagar Theke Phera
4 Parashuram 1958 Short Stories Anandibai Ityadi Galpa
5 Gajendra Kumar Mitra 1959 Novel Kolkatar Kachhei
6 Sashi Bhushan Dasgupta 1961 A Study of the Sakti-cult Bharater Sakti-Sadhana O Sakta Sahitya
7 Annada Shankar Ray 1962 Travelogue Japane
8 Amiya Chakravarty 1963 Poetry Ghare Pherar Din
9 Subhas Mukhopadhyay (poet) 1964 Poetry Jato Durei Jai
10 Bishnu Dey 1965 Poetry Smriti Satta Bhabishyat
11 Manoj Basu 1966 Novel Nishi-Kutumba
12 Buddhadeb Basu 1967 Verse play Tapasvi O Tarangini
13 Manindra Ray 1969 Poetry Mohini Aaraal
14 Abu Sayeed Ayyub 1970 Literary criticism Adhunikata O Rabindranath
15 Umaprasad Mukhopadhyay 1971 Travelogue Manimahesh
16 Santosh Kumar Ghosh 1972 Novel Shesh Namaskar
17 Nirendranath Chakravarty 1974 Poetry Ulanga Raja
18 Bimal Kar 1975 Novel Asamay
19 Maitreyi Devi 1976 Novel Na Hanyate
20 Shankha Ghosh 1977 Poetry Babarer Prarthana
21 Sankari Prasad Basu 1978 Biography and cultural history Vivekananda O Samakalin Bharatvarsha, Vol. I, II and III
22 Mahashweta Devi 1979 Novel Aranyer Adhikar
23 Samaresh Basu `Kalkut’ 1980 Novel Shambo
24 Radharaman Mitra 1981 Local history and culture Kolikata Darpan, Pt. I
25 Kamal Das 1982 Novel Amritasya Putree
26 Shakti Chattopadhyay 1983 Poetry Jete Pari Kintu Keno Jabo
27 Samaresh Majumdar 1984 Novel Kalbela
28 Sunil Gangopadhyay 1985 Novel Sei Samay (Part II)
29 Amiya Bhushan Majumdar 1986 Novel Raj Nagar
30 Arun Mitra 1987 Poetry Khujte Khujte Eto Dur
31 Ramapada Chaudhuri 1988 Novel Bari Badle Jai
32 Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay 1989 Novel Manabjamin
33 Debesh Roy 1990 Novel Tista Parer Brittanto
34 Moti Nandi 1991 Novel Sada Kham
35 Alok Ranjan Dasgupta 1992 Poetry Marami Karat
36 Shyamal Gangapadhyay 1993 Novel Shahjada Darasukoh
37 Syed Mustafa Siraj 1994 Novel Aleek Manush
38 Naresh Guha 1995 Poetry Kavita Sangraha
39 Ashok Mitra 1996 Essays Tal Betal
40 Nabarun Bhattacharya 1997 Novel Herbert
41 Dibyendu Palit 1998 Novel Anubhav
42 Nabaneeta Dev Sen 1999 Prose-Poetry Naba-Nita
43 Joy Goswami 2000 Poetry Pagli Tomar Sange
44 Atin Bandyopadhyay 2001 Short Stories Panchashati Galpo
45 Sandipan Chattopadhyay 2002 Novel Ami O Banabehari
46 Prafulla Roy 2003 Novel Krantikal
47 Sudhir Chakravarti 2004 Essays Baul Fakir Katha
48 Binay Majumdar 2005 Poetry Haspatale Lekha Kabitaguchha
49 Amar Mitra 2006 Novel Dhrubaputra
50 Amarendra Sengupta 2007 Poetry Amar Samay Alpa
51 Sharat Kumar Mukhopadhyay 2008 Poetry Ghumer Borir Mato Chand
52 Sourin Bhattacharya 2009 Essays Keno Amra Rabindranathke Chai Ebong Kibhabe
53 Bani Basu 2010 Novel Khanamihirer Dhipi
54 Manindra Gupta 2011 Poetry Bane Aaj Concherto
55 Subrata Mukhopadhyaya 2012 Novel Birasan
56 Subodh Sarkar 2013 Poetry Dwaipayan Hrader Dhare
57 Utpal Kumar Basu 2014 Poetry Piya Man Bhabe
58 Alok Sarkar 2015 Poetry Shono Jabaphul
59 Nrisinghaprasad Bhaduri 2016 Essays Mahabharater Astadashi
60 Afsar Amed 2017 Novel Sei Nikhonj Manusta
61 Sanjib Chattopadhyay 2018 Novel Srikrishner Sesh Kata Din
62 Chinmoy Guha 2019 Essays Ghumer Darja Thele

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Tutorial 02: Ancient History of West Bengal

Tutorial 04: Modern History of Bengal & Popular Movements

Tutorial 07: Climate of West Bengal

Tutorial 08: Types of Soil in West Bengal

Tutorial 09: Drainage System / River System of West Bengal

Tutorial 10: National Parks And Wildlife Sanctuaries in West Bengal

Tutorial 11: Agriculture And Irrigation in West Bengal

West Bengal Basic Information_3

 

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