West Bengal

Bengal finds its first description made in The Mahabhrata. It was part of the Mauryan Empire in the third century BC and part of Gupta Dynasty in the fourth century AD where it gained importance. The Portuguese, British, Dutch, French and few more colonial rulers set their trading post in Bengal. Later by 1784 the British gained full control of the state. The effect of British divide and rule in 1905 resulted in the communal drift between the Hindus and the Muslims of Bengal and years later one of the cause of partition into India and Pakistan. Since Independence the state has been under the communist party rule.