“What Bengal thinks today, India will think tomorrow”—in the early 1900s to mid-1950s the quote is very true. Then the situation went in the opposite direction. Talents born and nurtured in Bengal have been flown to Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Gujarat to advance their careers. If you are a Bengali, you man know one ore more people from each family are want to shift, or already shifted to other states. This thing can see villages as well as cities like Kolkata, Krishna Nagar, Malda, etc.
When Exodus Started
The exodus began between the late 1960s and early 1970s. Basically during the Naxalite era, and is still continuing. The brilliant students from almost all disciplines — engineering, medicine, humanities, and science — left their secure academic corners and went to the eastern region of the country.
When this vision lay tattered in the mid-1970s, some came back downcast and depressed, some struggled to establish themselves in safe surroundings and rest Establish themselves .
In other words, the human potential and the human talent was wasted. Those who did not join the bandwagon of revolution left the violent shores of Bengal and ran away to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) or the Delhi School of Economics (DSE). Thus, the massive exodus began.
Real Reason Behind Talent Exodus
The term Naxalites comes from Naxalbari, a small village in West Bengal, where a section of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) led by Charu Majumdar, Kanu Sanyal, and Jangal Santhal initiated an uprising in 1967.
Around 1971 the Naxalites gained a strong presence among the radical sections of the student movement in Calcutta. Students left school to join the Naxalites. The chief minister, Siddhartha Shankar Ray of the Congress Party, instituted strong counter-measures against the Naxalites.
So there are complete chaos. The intellectual environment got spoiled, govt put protesters in jail and protesters continues their movement
West Bengal has a very unique political culture. From the British era to modern, Bengal plays a significant role. In 1985 the Indian National Congress was founded and Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee of Calcutta was elected President. It also continues to the modern era.there are so much trade union, college union, individual agenda that make Bengals environment uneasy to grow.
Maximum small to large business owners are not Bengali’s in West Bengal.
Bengali’s are Educated and Aggressive
In The History of Indian freedom, you can find so many examples like Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to Khudiram Bosu, Rabindranath Tegore to Bankim Chandra, they fight for their country. In many ways from violent protest to British govt, writing songs to motivate others, printing newspapers to inspire young minds, Bengalis are their.
This attitute let Bangalies to find better places for themselvs. when the Naxalbari movement started, they exit bengal
Talent brings talent, the exodus of talent leads to more exoduses. Between 1981 to 2001, Kolkata was the slowest growing of the top 35 cities in India. The young and the restless are the ones who start new firms and manage old ones, so once they left there was nothing to hold the industry back.
So more than 95% of small to the medium industry have the owner non-Bengali’s. The youngster got unwanted prophecy to work under others. In West Bengal, the average salaries for a particular job are way lower than other developed states.
This stats links with six Nobel prize owners, one Oscar owners and many more.
Nobel winner with a Westbengal connection
1. Rabindranath Tagore: In 1913, Rabindranath Tagore became the first non-European, non-White skin people to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Tagore, who was largely home-school educated and miles away from formal education, reshaped Bengali and, by extension, Indian literature.
2. C.V. Raman: In 1930, Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman, who won the award for physics, became the first person from Asia to win a science Nobel for “Raman Effect”. Hewas associated with research at Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Calcutta’s Bowbazar.
3. Mother Teresa: Mother Teresa, the Albanian-born Christian missionary known for her work among the poorest of the poor, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
4. Amartya Sen: Prof Amartya Sen was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1998 for his research on welfare economics.
5. Ronald Ross: Ross, who won the Nobel for medicine in 1902 and was the first Briton to get this award, had discovered the malarial parasite and proved that malaria was transmitted by mosquitoes.
6. Abhijit Banerjee: who won the Nobel Prize for Economics this year with his French-American wife Esther Duflo and American Michael Kremer, is a native Kolkatan who was born and raised in the City of Joy.
Amartya sen received Nobel in 1998 and Bharat ratna in 1999. Did he came back and stated working with Jadavpur university? — No
Abhijit Banerjee did same. though he is a citizen of UK, but he exit bengal previously. The poient is that ,there is a negative vibes that pull down others from getting successful. There is no unity in the Bengali community.