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Informative Article | History | India | Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021
Trace out the Identity Crisis of the Two Castes of British Bengal: A Study
Abstract: Introduction of the term Identity Crisis is the sense of being or of becoming a badge that distinguish one from others. Peoples identity is a universal that is often treated as self-evident and problematic. As a concept, it is linked to state identity, national identity, ethnic identity, tribal identity, individual or personal identity. The formation of the identity based on their culture, language, religious belief, gender, ethnicity. Now identity crisis is a most important issue of the society in colonial time to post-colonial time of India. This, paper try to understand that every ethnic groups seeks to asset their ethno-based identity but except Rajbanshi and Namasudra communities of Bengal (West Bengal) faced identity problem from long time. Why Rajbanshi and Namasudra communities suffer identity crisis and this paper focusses on Rajbanshi and Namasudra communities of North Bengal. This work also based on their origin, development and social religion activity and reform movement. This paper used the Method of the writing is descriptive with applying historical analysis. Data has been collected from different secondary sources like books, research papers, research thesis, newspapers, and especially field report and also personal interview.
Keywords: Religion, Gender, Ethnic, Society, Crisis, Identity, Colonial, Namasudra, Rajbanshi
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 2, February 2021,
Pages: 405 - 408