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West Bengal is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse states of India.The people of West Bengal inherit their identity and aspiration from the larger Indian mosaic and from civilizations beyond the shore. Different ethnicity, religion, languages and culture adds to this rich landscape and unifies the people instead of separating them.

The cradle of Indian Renaissance and the national freedom movement,Bengal has long been considered by many as the cultural centre of India.The capital of West Bengal, Calcutta, is a city with a soul, which has long been acknowledged as the cultural capital of India, and has some scenes of rare beauty.After Partition, the state was split into East Bengal, which eventually became Bangladesh and West Bengal,a state of India, with Calcutta as its capital.

A land of aesthetes and political activists,West Bengal is famous for its many eminent poets and writers such as Shri Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Shri Rabindranath Tagore,spiritualists and religious philosophers such as Shri Ramkrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda, and social reformers, freedom fighters and revolutionaries, such as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and Raja Ram Mohan Roy.