Immigrant Bengalis

Past Publications: Archive

M.M. Khairul Anam:


The Bangladeshi Americans (October 1, 2015)

Amitabha Bagchi:

The Tension of Arrival (February 20, 2013)
My Encounter with the “Unknown Indian” (February 20, 2013)
Retirement -- Then and Now (January 28, 2014)
Me and My Mustang (August 1, 2014)
A Turning Point (December 1, 2014)
Durga Puja in the US: Beginning and Evolution (February 1, 2015)

Truth and Consequence on a Chicago Afternoon (December 1, 2016)
My Stint As A Disk Jockey In Chicago (June 1, 2017)


Bakul Banerjee:

Shades of My Definition (December 1, 2014)

Mekhala Banerjee:

Angels on Earth (February 1, 2017)

Alak Basu:

Untold Stories, Forgotten Lives (April 1, 2015)

Basabi Basu:

Immigrant Cultural Divide and Child Welfare (May 7, 2013)

Prabir Basu:

Learning from Experience (February 1, 2015)

Rajat Basu:

Coming the Long Way to America (February 1, 2016)


Ashim Bhowmick:

Perspective on Indian-Americans in North America (August 2, 2013)

Tilottama Bose:

Suddenly Single (June 1, 2016)

Dilip Chakrabarti:

Promise (December 10, 2013)

My Civic Duty (April 1, 2017)


Krishna Chakrabarty


Memorable Days in the Life of an Immigrant (December 1, 2016)

Pronoy Chatterjee:

In Deep South during Civil Rights Movement (February 20, 2013)
One that Ended before Starting (April 1, 2014)
Battling with Cancer (December 1, 2014)
Evolution of Bengali Communities in North America: Personal Experiences and Views of Early Settlers – (2) Pronoy Chatterjee (October 1, 2015)


Debajyoti Chatterji:

Obstacle to Departure: The Visa Nightmare (February 20, 2013)
My First Flight (February 20, 2013)
Life as a Grad Student in the Sixties (December 10, 2013)
A Brief History of Bengali Immigrants in America – Part A (January 28, 2014)
A Brief History of Bengali Immigrants in America - Part B (June 1, 2014)
Bengali Periodicals Published in North America: Past, Present & Future (April 1, 2015)
Evolution of Bengali Communities in North America: Personal Experiences and Views of Early Settlers -- (1) Ranajit Datta (August 1, 2015)
Evolution of Bengali Communities in North America: Personal Experiences and Views of Early Settlers – (2) Pronoy Chatterjee (October 1, 2015)
Laws That Shaped Our Immigration History (August 1, 2016)

The Name Game: Hazards of Hasty Americanization (June 1, 2017)



Kooheli Chatterji:

The Language of Our Kin (February 20, 2013)

Jayashree Chatterjee:

There's No Place Like Home (December 1, 2015)

Grandparenting in the US (February 1, 2017)

Sipra Chatterjee:

Carrying the Family Torch (October 1, 2014)

Haimonti Chaudhuri:

1954-56: Two Years in the Village of Katonah, NY (February 20, 2013) 

Shamita Das Dasgupta:

Manavi: An interview with Shamita Das Dasgupta by Debajyoti Chatterji (June 1, 2015) 

Basab Dasgupta:

Ph.D. Study in USA: A Letter to My Nephew (August 2, 2013)
A  Bengali Party (October 23, 2013)
My Career as a Stand-up Comedian (June 1, 2014)
My First Mercedes Benz (October 1, 2014)
What Happened to USA? Analysis of a Physicist (February 1, 2015)
A "Short" Story (June 1, 2015)
Promotion of Bengali Culture (October 1, 2015)
Expectation Setting: College Education in U.S.A. (February 1, 2016)
India and Information Technology (April 1, 2016)
California -- Here I Come (August 1, 2016)

Where Is The Beef? (February 1, 2017)

Pets -- A Cause of Culture Clash? (June 1, 2017)



Sujan Dasgupta:

Launching a Web-Based Resource for Bengalis: Story behind Abasar.net (December 10, 2013)

Aparna (Molly) Debroy:

An Immigrant Childhood: Growing up with GSCA (January 28, 2014)

Ramananda Ganguly:

Globe-Trotting for the American Dream (August 1, 2015)

Satya Jeet:

Memsahib, Hat, Coat and Biscuit (May 7, 2013)
Sketches from “My Life in the Media” #1: I Want to Be Uttam Kumar (October 23, 2013)
Sketches from “My Life in the media” #2: A Second Chance at Life (December 10, 2013)
Sketches from “My Life in the Media” #3: Meeting Opu (January 28, 2014)
Sketches from “My Life in the Media” #4: George the 4th, I Salute Thee (April 1, 2014)
Sketches from "My Life in the Media" #5: Texas Poker: Double or Nothing (June 1, 2014)
Sketches from "My Life in the Media" #6: From Apple Pie to the Taliban (October 1, 2014)
Sketches from "My Life in the Media" #7: Those Who Can ,,, Do (February 1, 2015)
Sketches from "My Life in the Media" #8: A Hundred Miles Away (June 1, 2015)


Nupur Gangopadhyay Lahiri:

Cooking Lessons (December 1, 2015)

Debu Majumdar:

Grades P or V (August 2, 2013)

Indrani Mondal:

I Shop Therefore I Am (October 1, 2015)

Ranjan Mukherjee:

Three Careers Across Three Continents (June 1, 2016)

In Defense of Leisure: An Immigrant's Perspective (February 1, 2017)

Subhash Nandy:

Waiting for Nina (August 1, 2015)
A Surprise, a Shock and a Relief! (December 1, 2015)
A Disillusioned Visitor (April 1, 2016)
Age of Innocence on the Wane (August 1, 2016)

Like a Cat that has Three Lives! (December 1, 2016)

Unexpected Surprises Out West for a New Grad Student (April 1, 2017)

Rahul Ray: 

Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Waiting to Exhale (April 1, 2015
Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Goodbye to Wazzu and Mount St. Helens (June 1, 2015)
Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Culture Vultures (August 1, 2015)
Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: Baby Steps toward the Mainstream (December 1, 2015)
Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: "Chicken, Goat, Cheap" -- Haymarket Memories (February 1, 2016)
Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Multi-Colored Prism of NPR (April 1, 2016)
Days and Nights in Cambridge Massachusetts: Fun Game of Cricket -- Emperor of All Sports (August 1, 2016)

Days and Nights in Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Post-Doc Grind -- An Immigrant Scientist's Perspective (April 1, 2017)

Mizan Rahman:

We Must Wake Up (June 1, 2014)
Am I a Bengladeshi or a Canadian? (August 1, 2014)

Asit K. Ray:

Of Pigeons and Sirens: Early Struggles after Landing in America (October 23, 2013)

Manisha Roy:

Welcome to California (April 1, 2014)

Sumit Roy:

The Toronto Carnival – 2013 (October 23, 2013)

Shyamal Sarkar:

My First St. Patrick’s Day in New York (May 7, 2013)
A Choice I Was Forced to Make (October 23, 2013)
My Awareness of Homosexuality in the US (December 1, 2014)
Memory, Identity and Alzheimer's (February 1, 2016)


Benoy Samanta:

Hazel Hoff and Reading Gitanjali in US (January 28, 2014)

Proshanto Kumar Shome:

A Trip Full of Shocks (May 7, 2013)

Ruma Sikdar:

Terms of Endearment (August 2, 2013)
The Chinese School Psychologist (August 1, 2014)


Subhas Sikdar:

An Improbable Immigrant (December 10, 2013)

Kumar Som:

Life There ... and Life Here (June 1, 2016)