Dasgupta


Dasgupta

Dasgupta (pronounced [ˈd̪aʃɡupt̪o]) is a common Bengali surname in West Bengal, India. Dasguptas belong to the Baidya caste (a high-class Brahmin caste) - the physician community of ancient India. They were disallowed from priestly duties since they were in medical profession and better off financially unlike the brahamins (priest). They never believed in false doctrines the priests taught, so they never followed the rituals blindly, thus the scared thread ceremony they delayed till wedding. They are believed to be the most educated and elite class in Bengal society and very strong bonded among themselves since ages[citation needed].

Dasgupta/Sengupta/Duttagupta (and other Baidya surnames) are titles (often given by Kings and Zamindars) - the corresponding caste name is 'DasSharma or SenSharma or DuttaSharma' (used during weddings etc).

According to mythology, they are descendants of the god of Ayurveda, Lord Dhanavantari.


Dasguptas

Some famous Dasguptas include:

  • Pramod Dasgupta, also known as Comrade PDG (1910 - 1982), founding Politbureau member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), stalwart communist protagonist and leader of popular socialist struggles in India
  • Asim Dasgupta (also known as Dr. Asim Kumar Dasgupta), West Bengal Finance and Excise Minister
  • Partha Dasgupta, economist
  • Chidananda Dasgupta (born 1921), filmmaker, film critic and historian
  • Manindra Gupta also known as Manindra Lal Dasgupta (born 1030), 'Rabindra-Purashkar' awardee (highest honorary literary award given in the Indian state of West Bengal) famous poet, writer, historian of literature, essayist and autobiographer in Bengali literature
  • Buddhadev Das Gupta (born 1933), an Indian classical maestro who plays the sarod
  • Buddhadev Dasgupta, (born 1944) Indian film-maker
  • Surendranath Dasgupta, Sanskrit scholar and philosopher
  • Swapan Dasgupta, Indian journalist
  • Biplab Dasgupta, Marxist economist
  • Deep Dasgupta, cricketer
  • Rana Dasgupta, British-Indian writer
  • Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, singer
  • Gurudas Dasgupta (born 1936), senior trade-union leader, Communist Party of India, and Member of Parliament
  • Indrani Dasgupta,Indian Model
  • Roma Dasgupta (Suchitra Sen after marriage), Indian actress
  • Uma Dasgupta (played Durga in Satyajit Ray's Pather Panchali)

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  • Dasgupta — Dasgụpta,   Surendranath, indischer Philosoph und Sanskritphilologe, * Kalkutta Oktober 1887, ✝ Lucknow 18. 12. 1952; trat durch seine Studien religiös philosophische Originaltexte hervor; versuchte eine Synthese der Philosophie des Yoga und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Surendranath Dasgupta — ( bn. সুরেন্দ্রনাথ দাসগুপ্ত) (1887 ndash;1952) was a scholar of Sanskrit and philosophy. He was principal of Sanskrit College and later a professor at the University of Calcutta.Dasgupta was born in Kushtia, Bengal (now in Bangladesh). His… …   Wikipedia

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  • Partha Dasgupta — Sir Partha Sarathi Dasgupta (* 17. November 1942 in Dhaka, damals Indien, heute Bangladesch) ist ein Wirtschaftswissenschaftler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben und Wirken 2 Auszeichnungen 3 Mitgliedschaften …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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