Bhadralok (ভদ্রলোক bhôdrôlok, literally `gentleman`, `well-mannered person``paper saints`) is Bengali for the new class of `gentlefolk` who arose during British colonial times (approximately 1757 to 1947) in Bengal. ==Caste and class makeup== Most, though not all, members of the bhadralok class are upper caste, mainly Baidy...
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(from the article `Bangladesh`) eastern Bengal. They were required to collect revenue from the land, and they appointed agents to ensure regular collection. These agents ... ...of the three upper Bengali castes, with such others as gained acceptance by their wealth or education. Collectively, this literate class of gentry ... [...
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