History of Bengali culture in India
Bengalies have always excelled in literature, art and drama. Bengali literature developed even before the 12th century. Years back, the Chaitanya movement, a form of Hinduism, which was inspired by saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,gave shape to the developments of Bengali poetry that continued till the 19th century. After that the contact with the west sparked a creative synthesis. The modern period has given us many successful personalities but explains the Indian literature, is note worthy.
Theater and Yatras in Bengali culture
The theater was popular and the popular and the persons working in the theaters were considered sophisticated 'Yatras' and open air performances are changing now a days from mythological and historical topics to modern ideas and are popular both in the country side and in urban areas.
Contribution of Bengali film industry for developing of Bengali culture
The film industry is a well-established modern form of popular entertainment. Bengali films have won many national and international awards for their sophisticated handling and picturising of Indian themes. The works of Satyajit Ray, Tapan Sinha, Mrinal Sen and Aparna Sen are notable in particular.
Traditional music includes devotional as well as cultural songs. Rabindra Sangeet written and composed by Tagore, has Indian classical touch.
Popular institute in different fields for Bengali culture
The visual arts are based on clay modeling, tera-cotta work and beautiful and decorative paintings. In Kolkata, the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, The Bose Research Institute and the Science Laboratories of the University of Kolkata have made notable contribution to science. The Asiatic Society of Bengal, the best known Indian historical research body in the 19th century, is located in West Bengal Visva Bharati University, founded by Rabindranath Tagore in Santiniketan which was formerly a town but now a part of Bolpur town, is a very famous center for the study of Indology and International culture.
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