Retirement

 Immigrant Bengalis

For some, retirement evokes dreams of a worry-free life, full of  relaxation and recreation. For others, thoughts of retirement stir concern and mixed emotions. First-generation immigrants, more than most other groups in society, face retirement with a greater sense of trepidation, probably because they lack community experience in this regard. The pleasure of escaping the drudgery of routine work to spend time with family or on leisurely activities is tempered with somber fears of loneliness, health problems, financial difficulties and the loss of loved ones. In this section, we will feature narratives from Bengali immigrants on their retirement plans and experiences, joys and heartbreaks.

Here are the published articles related to this theme:

Abasar Story (Sujan DasGupta)
Retirement:Then and Now (Amitabha Bagchi)
Battling with Cancer (Pronoy Chatterjee)
Memory, Identity and Alzheimer's (Shyamal Sarkar)

In Defense of Leisure: An Immigrant's Perspective (Ranjan Mukherjee)