Events in West Bengal show that stereotypes are inadequate
July 13, 2017  11:01
Stereotypes are broad brush generalizations that, while based on facets of reality, often conceal complexities and loose ends. The prevailing stereotype of West Bengal is that it blends high culture and radical instincts with a disdain for hard work and money. This shorthand of the Bengali character is coupled with the generalization that the high-minded people of the state are neither prone to caste politics nor sectarian antagonisms.

Swapan Dasgupta writes for the Telegraph. Read the column here.
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