4th International Congress of Bengal Studies Held at TUFS Dec. 12-13

December 18, 2015

The 4th International Congress of Bengal Studies (ICBS) was jointly held by Tokyo University of Foreign Studes (TUFS) and the International Society of Bengal Studies (ISBS) from December 12th - December 13th in the university's Research Lecture Building.

TUFS jointly held and managed the congress, which was the first of the conventions to be held outside of South Asia, alongside ISBS, given that Japan has deep rooted ties with Bengal. A diverse range of research sessions were held and contributed to by around 200 researchers, with topics on literature, linguistics, politics, history, women's studies, theatre studies and more. After the sessions had finished, preparations for a show of Bengali dance, song and harp performance began, which was an extremely insightful experience and look into Bengali culture for those who attended.
TUFS President Tateishi was called to open the event before Dr. Jiban Ranjan Majumder, Chargé d’affaires a.i. from Bangladesh and Mr. Amit Kumar, Chargé d’affaires a.i. from India delivered their talks. The development of future ties in education and research between TUFS and the two countries was discussed. 

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