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There was absence of an authentically documented history of Bengal cum Bengalees even during the 80s of the nineteenth century. Bengalees did not have a history—this misconstruction had turned into a maxim.1 The lack of interest among the Bengalees regarding historical practices had augmented  the frustration of the Bengali intellectuals like Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay and Rabindranath Tagore. For these reasons we can find that Bankim Chandra chattopadhyay had not only pleaded for historical studies but also emphasized upon the importance of writing of history through his various essays like ‘Bangaleer Bahubal’ (Muscle power of the  Bengalees), ‘Bharatkalanka’(The Disgrace of India), ‘Banglar Itihash Sammondhe koekti Katha’ (A Few Words Regarding the History of Bengal  and many others). Out of his frustration from the unavailability of any written history of Bengal, Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay had lamented that  the history of Greenland has been written; even that of Mawri people is on page; however, the land that was constituted of the places like  Gour –Tamralipta -Saptagram etc, that land has no documented history in writing.

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Dinesh Chandra Ray. (2019). Historical Sensitivity In Colonial Bengal. History Research Journal, 5(6), 644-651. Retrieved from