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  • Add to those physical attributes, the 'bhadralok' etiquettes and you get a complete package in the form of Priyanshu Chatterjee.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Muslims, who had lost land and position disproportionately, did not occupy any important role during the period whereas the English-educated Hindu middle class, especially in Bengal, called "bhadralok", provided the necessary leadership to the Hindu community.

    Cuckoo's call

  • That perhaps was the only time the very 'bhadralok', or gentleman, Basu broke the CPM's strict rules of discipline.

    The Times of India

  • Calcutta, the subjection of Indians under British colonialism spawned the bhadralok population, which did not remain entirely determined by their colonizers but developed their own sophisticated critiques of the Enlightenment, whose potential has still not fully been played out.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Banerji, the bhadralok could have been more charitable towards his fellow teachers who are famously known to pursue "personal and political agendas" all the time, all over the world.

    Banerji kow-tows before the same system that he is complaining about

  • The Bhagavadgita was rediscovered as a text that provided guidance in time of war; and the lonely figure of Arjuna who must fight the long arduous war for justice in spite of his reluctance to kill became the symbol for the bhadralok revolutionary who must participate in a violent struggle to forge a nation out of blood and sacrifice.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • As the commander of an army of bhadralok revolutionaries, Aurobindo practiced a different form of elitism.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • The status of the bhadralok as an urban administrative elite had essentially evolved from the services which three of the main Hindu upper castes Brahmins, Vaidyas and Kathayas had provided to both the Mughal and British rulers by virtue of their ability to communicate in both Persian and English.

    Marxism and the Indian Independent Struggle - 3 Part series

  • Indeed, the first cadres of the communist movement in South Asia were recruited from two distinct and marginal groups in Indian society – the bhadralok urban elite who formed the basis for the British colonial administration in Bengal and the Indian Muslims who participated in the hijarat or mass exodus from India at the conclusion of World War I.

    Marxism and the Indian Independent Struggle - 3 Part series

  • As adherents of pan-Islamism most of the muhajirun like the Bengali bhadralok were not automatic converts to Bolshevism.

    Marxism and the Indian Independent Struggle - 3 Part series


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  • "The cooking and eating of food thus became deeply implicated in the cultural politics of bhadralok nationalism."

    -- from the abstract of "Nation on a Platter: the Culture and Politics of Food and Cuisine in Colonial Bengal" by Jayanta Sengupta, in Modern Asian Studies volume 44, issue 1:

    January 11, 2010