Bhatpara, is one of the most prominent names in the existing map of communal conflict in West Bengal. Over the years through various published and unpublished studies AAMRA has noted that Jute-mill led settlements along the river Hooghly is quite prone to communal polarisation and identity – led conflicts. This is a longitudinal study of exploring the identity consolidation in and around Bhatpara region through a series of fieldworks. This study unravels the complex politics-identity interface through intensive study of facts and artefacts. We have intentionally kept some of the raw nature of the data as there are more inconclusive questions than the answer to what happened in Bhatpara over the years. There are multiple narratives, perspectives and dimensions of each of the phenomena that have rocked the political and everyday spectrum of West Bengal.
Communalism Communal Politics Religious polarisation Conflict Political Conflict Bhatpara Kankinara West Bengal BJP TMC Riot Violence Political Violence Religious Violence Hindu Muslim Riot North 24 Parganas Ram Navami Ram Navami riot Arjun singhRead more
The rivers that flow by the hills have strong current. That very river, when it reaches the plain land, is calm and composed. The river changes its behavior in accordance with the atmosphere. Similarly, location highly influences language. Newly formed hybrid languages are born. Such wondrous and beautiful language is the language of the people living by the river. These are the languages that ceremoniously give birth to a section of people that are known as people by the river. This article reveals vocabulary of riparian folks.Read more