ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Development and Underdevelopment in Bengal-Castes, Communities and the State

in Bengal Castes, Communities and the State Willem van Schendel Abhijit Dasgupta A SEMINAR on 'Development and Underdevelopment in Bengal: Castes, Communities and the State" was held in Calcutta between December 19 and 21, 1991. The seminar was sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research under its Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (IDPAD). Participants from Bangladesh, India, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Netherlands presented papers on colonial and post-colonial Bengal. The themes included movements among various communities (e g, Namasudras, Rajbangsis, Santals, Chittagong Hills people), the identity of Bengali Muslims, state development policies (e g, legislation and land relations, land reforms), and the effects of industrial stagnation on jute labourers.

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