Bengali

Bengali / Bangla is a member of the eastern group of Indo-Aryan languages, with around 211 million speakers (including second language speakers) in Bangladesh, the Indian state of West Bengal and also in Malawi, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Australia, the UAE, UK and USA. The language is also popular in Assam, Tripura, Bihar and Orissa. The language is diglossic in character.


CLASSIFICATION = Indo-Aryan languages , SCRIPT = Bengali alphabet (derived from the Brahmi script)

Courses

Basic
Colloquial Bengali : The complete course for beginners BEN CBEG 2(PACK)
Complete Bengali BEN CBEG 1(PACK)

Dictionaries

Bengali (Bangla) practical dictionary: Bengali-English English-Bengali BEN DICO 2
Samsad Bengali-English dictionary BEN DICO 1
Milet bilingual visual dictionary English Bengali BEN DICO 3

Films

Abhijan (The expedition) BEN FILM 15(DVD)*
Aparajito (The unvanquished) [B&W] BEN FILM 7(DVD)
Angatuk (The stranger) BEN FILM 8(DVD)*
Ashani sanket (Distant thunder) BEN FILM 3(DVD)
Charulata (The lonely wife) BEN FILM 5(DVD)
Duratta (The alienation) BEN FILM 10(DVD)
Ekti nadir naam (The name of a river) BEN FILM 13(DVD)*
Ganashatru (The enemy of the people) BEN FILM 6(DVD)
Jalsaghar (The music room) BEN FILM 4(DVD)*
Jana-Aranya (The middleman) BEN FILM 2(DVD)*
The japanese wife BEN FILM 18(DVD)*
The last Thakur BEN FILM 12(DVD)
Meghe dhaka tara (The cloud capped star) BEN FILM 14(DVD)*
Ontorjatra (Homeland) (Antarjatra) BEN FILM 11(DVD)
Pather Panchali (Song of the road) BEN FILM 1(DVD)
Pather Panchali
Aparajito
The world of Apu
BEN FILM 17:1(DVD)*
BEN FILM 17:2(DVD)*
BEN FILM 17:3(DVD)*
Shakha proshakha (Branches of the tree) BEN FILM 9(DVD)

Grammar

Bengali : a comprehensive grammar BEN GRAM 1
Bengali language : 101 Bengali verbs BEN GRAM 2

Vocabulary

Essential everyday Bengali : A grammar and glossary of colloquial Bengali with examples throughout BEN VOCAB 1

Writing

Bengali (Bangla) alphabet book BEN WSKILLS 1