Student Radicalism in Contemporary Bengal

  • Anirban Banerjee


In the present paper the author seeks to examine the present state of student radicalism in West Bengal. Since mid May 2011, there has been a political change in West Bengal which has been hailed as paribartan. The ruling Left Front government was ousted from power and the Trinamul - Congress combine stormed into power. Paribartan has had a wide ranging impact on the social, political and cultural life of West Bengal. The education system has been also affected by political change. And this has also affected the student movement. The major research questions posed by the author are-1 ) In what direction is the student movement going? 2 ) Do today’s students have the same ideas about radical social change as their predecessors? These questions prompted the author to do a UGC sponsored Major Research Project entitled "Student Radicalism in Post-Left Bengal”. The project is now in its early stages. On basis of some primary and secondary data, collected for the project, the author seeks to answer these questions.

Dec 28, 2014
How to Cite
BANERJEE, Anirban. Student Radicalism in Contemporary Bengal. Society Today: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Science, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 30-39, dec. 2014. ISSN 2319-3328. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2020.

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