The Bengalis are the third largest ethno-linguistic group in the
world, after the Han Chinese and the Arabs. A quarter of a billion
strong and growing, the community has produced three Nobel
laureates, world-class scientists, legendary political leaders and
revolutionaries, iconic movie stars and directors, and an unending
stream of writers, philosophers, painters, poets and musicians of
the first rank. But, bald facts aside, just who are the... more...