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On the Web: Articles

The "People's War". Pankaj Mishra, London Review of Books (7/10/05). Good background on Nepal's Maoist rebellion & its connection to Naxalites of Bengal.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Bengal Today.

Life, Films & Filmmaking of Satyajit Ray.

Satyajit Ray Film & Study Collection (U. of California, Santa Cruz).

The Telegraph (Calcutta daily).

In the Library: Articles

Dasgupta, Biplab. "'Gandhism' in West Bengal," Journal of Contemporary Asia 2,3 (1972):255-69.

Glass, Ruth. "Bengal notes," Monthly Review (10/71).

Gupta, Tilak D. "Recent developments in the Naxalite Movement," Monthly Review 45,4 (9/93):8-24.

Lifschultz, Lawrence. "The problem of India," Monthly Review 32,9 (2/81):1-11.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Ahmed, A.F. Salahuddin. Bengali Nationalism & the Emergence of Bangladesh: An Introductory Outline (Dhaka: International Center for Bengal Studies, 1994).

Ahmed, Rafiuddin. The Bengal Muslims, 1971-1906: A Quest for Identity [1981] (2nd ed.; NY: Oxford, 1996).

Ahmed, Sufia. Muslim Community in Bengal, 1884-1912 (Dacca: S. Ahmed, 1974).

Bala, Poonam. Imperialism & Medicine in Bengal: A Socio-Historical Perspective (Newbury Park CA: Sage, 1991).

Bandyopadhyay, Gitasree. Constraints in Bengal Politics, 1921-41: Gandhian Leadership (Calcutta: Sarat Book House, 1984).

Bandyopadhyay, Sekhara. Caste, Politics, & the Raj: Bengal, 1872-1937 (Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1990).

Bandyopadhyay, Surabhi. Jyoti Basu: The Authorized Biography (New Delhi: Penguin, 1997).

Basu, Jyoti. Jyoti Basu with the People: a Political Memoir (trans. Surabhi Banerjee; New Delhi: UBS, 1997).

Basu, Sajal. Politics of Violence: A Case Study of West Bengal (Calcutta: Minerva, 1982).

__________. Factions, Ideology & Politics: Coalition Politics in Bengal (Calcutta: Minerva, 1990).

Begum, Jahanara. The Last Decade of Undivided Bengal: Parties, Politics & Personalities (Calcutta: Minerva, 1994).

Bhattacharyya, Buddhadeva with Tarun Kumar Bannerjee & Dipak Kumar Das. Satyagrahas in Bengal, 1921-1939 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1977).

Bhattacharyya, Harihar. Micro-Foundations of Bengal Communism (Delhi: Ajanta, 1998).

Bhaumik, Dhruba Jyoti. Political Movements in India: A Study of the United Front Experiment in West Bengal (Delhi: Anmol, 1987).

Bose, Arun & Khoka Rai. Inside Bengal, 1941-1944: Forward Bloc & its Allies versus Communist Party (Bombay: People's Publishing, 1945).

Broomfield, J.H. Elite Conflict in a Plural Society: 20th C. Bengal (Berkeley: U. California, 1968).

__________. Mostly About Bengal: Essays in Modern South Asian History (New Delhi: Manohar, 1982).

Chakrabarti, Asim Pada. Muslim Identity & Community Consciousness: Bengal Legislative Politics, 1912-1936 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1993).

Chakrabarti, Hiren. Political Protest in Bengal: Boycott & Terrorism, 1905-1918 (Calcutta: Papyrus, 1992).

Chakrabarti, Prafulla K. The Marginal Men: The Refugees & the Left Political Syndrome in West Bengal (Kalyani: Lumiere, 1990).

Chakrabarty, Bidjut. Subhas Chandra Bose & Middle Class Radicalism: A Study in Indian Nationalism, 1928-1940 (NY: St. Martin's, 1990).

Chakravarti, Adhir (ed.) Aspects of Socio-Economic Changes & Political Awakening in Bengal from the 18th Century to Independence (Calcutta: Govt. of West Bengal, 1989).

Chatterjee, Partha. Bengal, 1920-1947 (Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1984).

__________. Caste & Subaltern Consciousness (Calcutta: Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, 1989).

__________. The Present History of West Bengal: Essays in Political Criticism (NY: Oxford, 1997).

__________. A Princely Impostor?: The Strange & Universal History of the Kumar of Bhawal (Princeton: Princeton, 2002).

Chatterji, Bhola. Aspects of Bengal Politics in the Early 1930's (Calcutta: World, 1969).

Chatterji, Rakhahari. Politics in West Bengal: Institutions, Processes & Problems (Calcutta: World, 1985).

Chattopadhyaya, Gautam. Bengal Electoral Politics & Freedom Struggle, 1862-1947 (New Delhi: People's Publishing House, 1984).

Chaudhuri, Sanghamitra Sen. Women & Politics: West Bengal, a Case Study (Calcutta: Minerva, 1995).

Custers, Peter. Women in the Tebhaga Uprising: Rural Poor Women & Revolutionary Leadership, 1946-47 (Calcutta: Naya Prokash, 1987).

Daly, F.C. First Rebels: Strictly Confidential Note on the Growth of the Revolutionary Movement in Bengal (Calcutta: Riddhi-India, 1981).

Das, Suranjan. Communal Riots in Bengal, 1905-1947 (NY: Oxford, 1991).

Davis, Marvin. Rank & Rivalry: The Politics of Inequlity in Rural West Bengal (NY: Cambridge, 1983).

De, Dhurjati Prasad. Bengal Muslims in Search of Social Identity, 1905-1947 (Dhaka: University, 1998).

De, Soumitra. Nationalism & Separatism in Bengal: A Study of India's Partition (New Delhi: Har-Anand, 1992).

Duyker, Edward. Tribal Guerrillas: The Santals of West Bengal & the Naxalite Movement (NY: Oxford, 1987).

Engels, Dagmar. Beyond Purdah? Women in Bengal, 1890-1939 (NY: Oxford, 1996).

Ghosh, Anjali. Peaceful Transition to Power: A Study of Marxist Political Strategies in West Bengal, 1967-1977 (Calcutta: Firma KLM, 1981).

Ghosh, Chitra. Women Movement Politics in Bengal (Calcutta: Chatterjee, 1991).

Ghosh, Niranjan. Role of Women in the Freedom Movement in Bengal, 1919-1947: Midnapore, Bankura & Purulia District (Midnapore: Tamralipta Prakashani, 1988).

Ghosh, Shankar. The Disinherited State: A Study of West Bengal, 1967-70 (Bombay: Orient Longman, 1971).

__________. The Naxalite Movement (Calcutta: Mukhopadhyay, 1974).

Gopal, Sarvepalli. The Permanent Settlement in Bengal & its Results (London: Allen & Unwin, 1949).

Gordon, Leonard A. Bengal: The Nationalist Movement, 1876-1940 (NY: Columbia, 1974).

Harun-or-Rashid. The Foreshadowing of Bangladesh: Bengal Muslim League & Muslim Politics, 1936-1947 (Dhaka: Asiatic Society of Bangladesh, 1987).

Heehs, Peter. The Bomb in Bengal: The Rise of Revolutionary Terrorism in India, 1900-1910 (NY: Oxford, 1993).

Krtashivananda, Avadhuta. Bengal in Search of Revolution (Calcutta: Proutist Universal, 1989).

Lahiri, Pradip Kumar. Bengali Muslim Thought, 1818-1947: Its Liberal & Rational Trends (Calcutta: K.P. Bagchi, 1991).

Laushey, David M. Bengal Terrorism & the Marxist Left: Aspects of Regional Nationalism in India, 1905-1942 (Calcutta: Firma K.L. Mukhopadhyay, 1975).

Lieten, Georges Kristoffel. Development, Devolution & Democracy: Village Discourse in West Bengal (Thousand Oaks CA: Sage, 1996).

Lipski, Alexander (ed.) Bengal: East & West (East Lansing: Michigan State U, 1970).

Mahapatra, Anadi Kumar. Tribal Politics in West Bengal (Calcutta: Suhrid, 1987).

Mandal, Tirtha. The Women Revolutionaries of Bengal, 1905-1939 (Calcutta: Minerva 1991).

Mannan, Mohammad Siraj. The Muslim Political Parties of Bengal, 1936-1947: A Study of their Activities & Struggle for Freedom (Dhaka: Islamic Foundation of Bangladesh, 1987).

Momen, Humaira. Muslim Politics in Bengal: A Study of the Krishak Praja Party & the Elections of 1937 (Dacca: Sunny House, 1972).

Mukherjee, Bharati. Political Culture & Leadership in India: A Study of West Bengal (New Delhi: Mittal, 1991).

Mukherji, Partha N. with Prafulla Chakrabarti, Manabendu Chattopadhyay & Anjan Ghosh. From Left Extremism to Electoral Politics: Naxalite Participation in Elections (New Delhi: Manohar, 1983).

Nossiter, Thomas J. Marxist State Governments in India: Politics, Economics & Society (London: Pinter, 1988).

Rahman, Hossainur. Hindu-Muslim Relations in Bengal, 1905-1947: A Study in Cultural Confrontation (Bombay: Nachiketa, 1974).

Ray, Asok Kumar. Party of Firebrand Revolutionaries: The Dacca Anushilan Samiti, 1906-1918 (Calcutta: Minerva, 1999).

Ray, Dalia. The Bengal Revolutionaries & the Freedom Movement (New Delhi: Cosmo, 1990).

Ray, Rabindra. The Naxalites & their Ideology (Delhi: Oxford, 1992).

Ray, Rajat Kanta. Social Conflict & Political Unrest in Bengal, 1875-1927 (Delhi: Oxford, 1984).

Roy, Ranajit. The Agony of West Bengal: A Study in Union State Relations (3rd. ed.; Calcutta, 1973).

Tepper, Elliot L. & Glen A. Hayes (eds.) Bengal & Bangladesh: Politics & Culture of the Golden Delta (East Lansing MI: Michigan State U, 1990).

In the Library: Fiction

Anon. (ed.) Protest: An Anthology of Bengali Short Stories of the 70s (Calcutta: Srijani, 1981).

Bandyopadhyaya, Bibhutibhushana. Pather Panchali: Song of the Road (trans. T.W. Clark & Tarapada Mukherji (New Delhi: HarperCollins India, 1999).

Bardhan, Kalpana (ed. & trans.) Of Women, Outcastes, Peasants & Rebels : A Selection of Bengali Short Stories (Berkeley: U. California, 1990).

Basu, Romen. The Tamarind Tree: A Novel (Calcutta: Writers' Workshop, 1975).

__________. Blackstone: A Novel (NY: Facet, 1989). On 1960's Naxalite revolt in Bengal as experienced by peasants.

Chatterjee, Enakshi (ed.) An Anthology of Modern Bengali Short Stories (Calcutta: Prayer, 1977).

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee. Sister of My Heart (NY: Doubleday, 1999).

Godden, Rumer. The River (NY: Viking, 1946).

Mukherjee, Bharati. The Tiger's Daughter (Boston: Houghton & Mifflin, 1972).

Osman, Shaukat. Janani (trans. Osman Jamal; Oxford: Heinemann, 1993).

Rushdie, Salman. Midnight's Children [1980] (NY: Penguin, 2000).

Tagore, Rabidranath. The Home & the World [1915] (NY: Penguin, 1985). Political awakening in early 20th-c. Bengal.

In the Library: For Young Readers

Naidu, Vayu. Hiss, Don't Bite! A Folktale from Bengal (Chennai: Tulika, 1997).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Goddess (Devi)" [1960], dir. Satyajit Ray, 93m. Bengali bourgeois nationalism in the 19th c.

"The Music Room (Jalsaghar)" [1958], dir. Satyajit Ray, 100m.

"The Philosopher's Stone (Parash Pathar)" [1958], dir. Satyajit Ray, 111m.

"Rabindranath Tagore" [1961], dir. Satyajit Ray, 54m. Documentary on great Bengali poet.

"Song of the Little Road (Pather Panchali)" [1955], dir. Satyajit Ray, 115m. In video stores.

"Three Daughters (Teen Kanya)" [1961], dir. Satyajit Ray, two 56m reels. Three-part film, of which only two (called "Two Daughters") released internationally.

"The World of Apu (Apur Sansar)" [1959], dir. Satyajit Ray, 106m. In video stores.

"The Unvanquished (Aparajito)" [1956], 113m. In video stores.

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