Immigrant Bengalis

Social Interaction

By nature, human beings are social animals, and immigrants to a new country are no exception.As Bengali communities began to form and grow in various locations throughout North America, people felt the need for socializaion through clubs and associations, religious and cultural events, magazines and newsletters and other means of networking. With growth emerged many societal issues, some positive and some negative. In this section we will highlight some of the efforts by Bengali immigrants to better organize themselves and their thoughts and reflections on some of the societal issues associated with the growth of Bengali communities.

Here are the published articles related to this theme:


My Encounter with the "Unknown" Indian (Amitabha Bagchi)
Immigrant Cultural Divide and Child Welfare (Basabi Basu)
Memsahib, Hat, Coat and Biscuit (Satya Jeet)
On Indian Americans (Ashim K. Bhowmick)
Toronto Carnival (Sumit Roy)
Bengali Party (Basab Dasgupta)
Abasar Story (Sujan Dasgupta)
Hazel Hoff and Reading Gitanjali in the US (Benoy R. Samanta)
A Brief History of Bengali Immigrants in America - 1 (Debajyoti Chatterji)
One that Ended before Starting (Pronoy Chatterjee)
We Must Wake Up (Mizan Rahman)
Am I a Bangladeshi or a Canadian? (Mizan Rahman)
My Awareness of Homosexuality in the US (Shyamal Sarkar)
A "Short" Story (Basab Dasgupta)
Promotion of Bengali Culture (Basab Dasgupta)
I Shop Therefore I Am (Indrani Mondal)
A Disillusioned Visitor (Subhash Nandy)

Truth and Consequence on a Chicago Afternoon (Amitabha Bagchi)

Where Is The Beef? (Basab Dasgupta)

My Civic Duty (Dilip Chakrabarti)

Pets -- A Cause of Culture Clash? (Basab Dasgupta)