Bihar (@6.5) vs West Bengal (@1.33)

Our Prediction:

West Bengal will win

Bihar – West Bengal Match Prediction | 25-09-2019 02:00

Native Magahi speakers are found in Malda district.[164]Surjapuri, a language considered to be a mix of Maithili and Bengali, is spoken across northern parts of the state.[165] The Darjeeling district also has a large Nepali immigrant population, making Nepali a widely spoken language there. According to the provisional results of the 2011 national census, West Bengal is the fourth-most-populous state in India with a population of 91,347,736 (7.55% of India's population).[2]Bengalis, consisting of Bengali Hindus, Bengali Muslims, Bengali Christians and a few Bengali Buddhists, comprise the majority of the population.[163]Marwari, Maithil and Bhojpuri speakers are scattered throughout the state; various indigenous ethnic Buddhist communities such as the Sherpas, Bhutias, Lepchas, Tamangs, Yolmos, and ethnic Tibetans can be found in the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region. West Bengal is also home to indigenous tribal Adivasis such as: Santhal, Munda, Oraon, Bhumij, Lodha, Kol, and Toto tribe.

Although Hindus are the predominant community, the state has a large minority Muslim population. Christians, Buddhists, and others form a minuscule part of the population. West Bengal is religiously diverse, with regional cultural and religious specificities.

West Bengali films are shot mostly in studios in the Kolkata neighbourhood of Tollygunj; the name "Tollywood" (similar to Hollywood and Bollywood) is derived from that name. The Bengali film industry is well known for its art films, and has produced acclaimed directors like Satyajit Ray who is widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century,[203]Mrinal Sen whose films were known for their artistic depiction of social reality, Tapan Sinha who was one of the most prominent Indian film directors of his time,[204] and Ritwik Ghatak.

It was one of the four main kingdoms of India at the time of the lives of Mahavira, the principal figure of Jainism, and Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism. The kingdom of Magadha was formed in the 7thcentury BCE, consisting of the regions now comprising Bihar and Bengal.


Part of the ethno-linguistic Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. The main ethnic group is the Bengalis, with Bengali Hindus forming the demographic majority. West Bengal includes the Darjeeling Himalayan hill region, the Ganges delta, the Rarh region, and the coastal Sundarbans. West Bengal is the thirteenth-largest Indian state, with an area of 88,752km2 (34,267sqmi). West Bengal (/bnl/; Bengali: Paschim Banga) is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam. The state capital is Kolkata (Calcutta) the seventh-largest city in India, and center of the third-largest metropolitan area in the country. With over 91million inhabitants (as of 2011), it is India's fourth-most populous state.

This was aided by the advent of information technology and IT-enabled services. The state's economic recovery gathered momentum after the central government introduced economic liberalisations in the mid-1990s.

Panta bhat (rice soaked overnight in water) with onion and green chili is a traditional dish consumed in rural areas.[213] Common spices found in a Bengali kitchen include cumin, ajmoda (radhuni), bay leaf, mustard, ginger, green chillies, and turmeric.[214] Sweets occupy an important place in the diet of Bengalis and at their social ceremonies. Rice and fish are traditional favourite foods, leading to a saying in Bengali, "machhe bhate bangali", that translates as "fish and rice make a Bengali".[211] Bengal's vast repertoire of fish-based dishes includes hilsa preparations, a favourite among Bengalis. Bengalis make distinctive sweetmeats from milk products, including Rshogolla, Chmchm, Kalojam, and several kinds of sondesh. Pitha, a kind of sweet cake, bread, or dim sum, are specialties of the winter season. There are numerous ways of cooking fish depending on its texture, size, fat content, and bones.[212] Most of the people also consume eggs, chicken, mutton, and shrimp.

There is a gender disparity in school attendance in the 6 to 14-year age group, more girls than boys are attending school. School attendance is almostuniversal among the 6 to 14-year age group then drops to 70% with the 15 to 17-year age group. In Bengal, 71% of women aged 1549 years and 81% of men aged 1549 years are literate. Only 14% of women aged 1549 years in West Bengal have completed 12 or more years of schooling, compared with 22% of men. As of 2016 85% of children within the 6 to 17-year age group attend school (86% do so in urban areas and 84% in rural areas).

The Bengal Renaissance and the Brahmo Samaj socio-cultural reform movements significantly influenced the cultural and economic life of Bengal.[67] Between 1905 and 1911 an abortive attempt was made to divide the province of Bengal into two zones.[68] Bengal suffered from the Great Bengal famine in 1943, which claimed threemillion lives during World WarII.[69] Bengalis played a major role in the Indian independence movement, in which revolutionary groups such as Anushilan Samiti and Jugantar were dominant. Armed attempts against the British Raj from Bengal reached a climax when news of Subhas Chandra Bose leading the Indian National Army against the British reached Bengal.