Dreaming Bengal

  • Arup Maharatna


A remarkable intimacy between Bengalis and dreams is widely known, so much so that the region is globally known as much for its ferocious Royal Bengal tigers as for people’s pervasive predilection for dreaming. I was once struck in the early 1990s by a British academician’s casual, but astute, remark in the cafeteria of a premier college of London: ‘dreaming Bengal’. It immediately occurred to me that if one had to capture the differentia specifica of Bengalis in a single word, ‘dreams’ would be one of the fittest: dreamy Bengalis, dream-soaked Bengalis, dream-loving Bengalis, dream-worshipping Bengalis, and so on.


Safety Valve Deliberate Action Beauty Contest Batting Century Intrinsic Definition 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Copyright information

© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

Personalised recommendations