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The partition of Bengal in 1947 brings forth significant changes in the society, culture, economy and politics that have long term consequences. The article offers a deep insight into one more dimension associated with the event – the psychological metamorphism of the common people which is still alive and controlling the socio-economic-political landscape of the West Bengal.

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ঠাকুরবাড়ির সঙ্গে ত্রিপুরার রাজপরিবারের সম্পর্ক দেবেন্দ্রনাথের সময় থেকে। সেই সূত্রে রবীন্দ্রনাথের সঙ্গেও রাজপরিবারের সম্পর্ক গড়ে ওঠে। সেই সম্পর্ক ক্রমশ দৃঢ় হয় সাহিত্য ও সাংস্কৃতিক মেলবন্ধনের মাধ্যমে। বাংলা ভাষা ত্রিপুরায় রাজভাষার মর্যাদা লাভ করেছে। রাজাদের পৃষ্ঠপোষকতায় সংস্কৃত সাহিত্য ও পুরাণাদির বাংলায় অনুবাদ হয়েছে। বাংলায় সাহিত্য রচনার ক্ষেত্রেও রাজারা উৎসাহ প্রদান করেছেন। ত্রিপুরায় আধুনিক বাংলা সাহিত্যের চর্চা অনেক পরে মূলত রবীন্দ্রনাথের হাত ধরে শুরু হয়। রবীন্দ্রনাথের উৎসাহে ‘কিশোর সাহিত্য সমাজ’ প্রতিষ্ঠা ও পরে ‘রবি’ পত্রিকার মাধ্যমে ত্রিপুরার বাংলা সাহিত্যে আধুনিকতার সূচনা হয়। ‘রবি’ পত্রিকায় রবীন্দ্রনাথের অনেক রচনা প্রকাশিত হয়েছে। রবীন্দ্রনাথকে কেন্দ্র করে ত্রিপুরায় আধুনিক বাংলা সাহিত্যের সূচনা ও বিস্তার কীভাবে হয়েছে তার স্বরূপ সন্ধানই এই গবেষণা নিবন্ধের মূল অন্বিষ্ট।

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