Swapan Banerjee, Bhaswati Samaddar
Swapan Banerjee1*, Bhaswati Samaddar2
1Department of Nutrition, Seacom Skills University, Kendradangal - 731236, Birbhum, West Bengal, India.
2P.G in Dietetics and Food Service Management, IGNOU, Behala - 700060, West Bengal, India.
Volume - 11,
Issue - 4,
Year - 2020
Bangladesh was an integral part of India but separated in 1947. Despite the separation, there is always having a similar culture, lifestyles, food habits, particularly among the people of West Bengal and Bangladesh. The similarity between Bangladesh and Bengal is that everyone likes here typical Bengali music, dance, drama, cinema, reading various novels in addition to diverse literature, arts, painting, and sculpturing. Nurturing the culture is almost every family's tradition, whether as an extra-curriculum activity for a student or self-interest for an adult member. It looks like Bengalis understand, feel, interact, argue, and at last express the cultures in their daily activities. Performing art and cultures are well-practiced since childhood till the last breath in both the places among the majority of the Bengali families. As a result, the great poets, artists, singers, and novelists who are not only making proud the Bengali community but all over the world through their brilliant works. Since March 2020, the world has been facing tremendous health crises and challenges in various sectors due to Covid-19. India and Bangladesh are also a badly affected country like other suffering countries. The risk of infection is more here due to the population (1.38 billion). Similarly, West Bengal, a state in India, was figured at 10.09 cr. Bangladesh showed 16.5 cr. population by the end of 2019. Despite the present pandemic caused by the coronavirus, Bengali and Bangladeshi are still following their tradition of cultures by maintaining the physical distancing. Both the states have been performing and celebrating their arts and cultures, including Rabindra Jayanti (Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore) at home during the lockdown and few virtual celebrations even in unlocking phases. Hence, cultural aspects are bridging the two places even in the COVID-19 crisis, not offline but online, just because of the deterministic attitude of the people towards inherited cultures.
Cite this article:
Swapan Banerjee, Bhaswati Samaddar. Similarities and Celebrations of culture between Bengal and Bangladesh during the Covid-19 phases. Res. J. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2020; 11(4):341-344. doi: 10.5958/2321-5828.2020.00053.4