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Culture of West Bengal

Music, poetry, films and theatre course through the veins of the Bengali. Whether it is Rabindra Sangeet, Nazrul Geeti or the more contemporary Adhunik, music is a big draw. West Bengal has had many famous film-makers- the Oscar winning Satyajit Ray, the experimental Ritwik Ghatak to the realistic Mrinal Sen.

Students spout poetry in the 'Coffee Houses' abutting the colleges. Poetry in West Bengal came into being with the prolific Nobel Laureate, Rabindranath Tagore, and lived on with Kazi Nazrul Islam, Sukanto, Sakti Chattopadhyay and the contemporary Joy Goswami. Culturally vibrant and alive, Bengalis are the only ones who make a religion of cricket and football. Traffic grinds to a halt when the National Team is playing and everyone is glued to the TV set.

Bankura’s famed handmade pottery, especially the decorated horses, is a traditional craft. The Dokra metal craftsmen of western West Bengal confined to the four districts of Bankura, Purulia, Midnapore and Burdwan, specialise in delicate figurines of deities and animals as well as anklets and tinkling dancing bells.

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