Criticism of articles centered on Murarai- a rich locality in Birbhum district of West Bengal
Department of History
Abstract:The discussion sheds light on ten research articles written in different contexts of the area for the purpose of delving deep into the overall history of the Development Block No.1and No.2 of Murarai in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Some have talked about crop diversification and irrigation system in Birbhum, while others have talked about the people of stone quarry and crusher area. The peasant movement led by Communist party has been discussed in an article. Flood and droughts in Birbhum have been discussed. There is also talk of herbal medicine used in tribal society dotted a few area of the locality. The tourism industry of Birbhum has also been discussed. Indigenous tribe of Birbhum has been mentioned. Urbanization of Birbhum is also mentioned in an article. Finally, there is a discussion on how distance and inaccessible communication systems lay impediment to maternal health services in the 2nd Development Block of Murarai.
Key Words:Crop, Communist, Drought, Herbs, Literacy,Tribal, Tourism, Urbanisation