Bengal

This is a listing of every resource related to Bengal.



More general:  South Asia

"Autobiographical Sketch"
Rammohun Roy's brief (two-page) overview of his life.

Portrait of Raja Rammohun Roy
Three-quarters-length portrait of Rammohun Roy; engraving based on painting by Henry Perronet Briggs. Frontispiece to The English Works of Raja Rammohun Roy.

Portrait of Raja Rammohun Roy
Engraving depicting Roy in profile, over signature "Rammohun Roy"

Regulation XVII, A.D. 1829 of the Bengal code (4 December 1829)
Legal code issued by the colonial government of India concerning the practice of sati

Petition of Hindus against the abolition of sati (19 December 1829)
Petition submitted to the Governor-General's Council by a group of Hindus, protesting the Council's abolition of sati.

"Translation of a Conference between an Advocate for and an Opponent of the Practice of Burning Widows Alive"
Essay by Rammohun Roy concerning sati

"A Second Conference between an Advocate for and an Opponent of the Practice of Burning Widows Alive"
Essay by Rammohun Roy concerning sati

"Abstract of the Arguments Regarding the Burning of Widows, Considered as a Religious Rite"
Essay by Rammohun Roy arguing that Hinduism does not make self-immolation (sati) incumbent upon widows.

Calcutta
Map of the city of Calcutta (1909)

Environs of Calcutta
Map of Calcutta (1909) and surrounding area

Talking of Gandhiji: The Last Phase. The fourth and last of a series of programmes on the life of Mahatma Gandhi.

This BBC radio program begins with a description of Gandhi's sober reaction to the Transfer of Power; he did not approve of Partition and was grieved by the violence between Hindus and Muslims. Ian Stephens gives an impression of his vitality in an interview. Impression of his new home and work in Noakhali (Bengal) and campaign of nonviolence there. Lord Mountbatten recalls his first meeting with Gandhi and the reconciliation he effected between Gandhi and Jinnah. Suhrawardy recollects his stay with Gandhi in Calcutta and his miraculous bringing of temporary peace to the city. But Gandhi was not satisfied and began another fast, which succeeded in quelling subsequent rioting; and then he came to Delhi. Tribute to the work of Indira Gandhi. Nehru pays tribute to "this weak little bundle of bones" and gives a picture of the comfort which the latter's daily prayer meetings brought to troubled Delhi. Description of his last fast to ensure that the new peace was made in the right spirit, and the love with which people regarded him. The program ends with a brief description of Gandhi's assassination.


Brahmo Samaj
Definition of "Brahmo Samaj"