Upon independence, the partition of Bengal (1947) split the region into West Bengal in India and East Pakistan, the latter becoming the independent nation of Bangladesh in 1971.Bengali culture has been particularly influential in the fields of philosophy, literature, music, shipbuilding, art, architecture, sports, currency, commerce, politics and cuisine.
The Ganges Delta arises from the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers and their respective tributaries.
Aside from the Bengali majority, North Bengal is home to many other communities including Nepalis, Santhal people, Lepchas and Rajbongshis.
refers to the Sylhet Division of Bangladesh and the Barak Valley in the Indian state of Assam.
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North Bengal is divided into Terai and Dooars regions.