West Bengal is a state in the northeast of India. Neighbouring regions are Nepal and Sikkim to the northwest, Bhutan to the north, Assam to the northeast, Bangladesh to the east, the Bay of Bengal to the south, Orissa to the southwest and Jharkhand and Bihar to the west.
Its capital city is Kolkata.
Bengal is the cultural host of India. It's the birth place of India's only noble laureate in literature, Rabindranath Tagore. The world famous film director Satyajit Ray was also born here. Apart from this, Bengal gave birth to an innumerable number of well known poets and writers who enriched the Indian literature ceaselessly. During independence movement, Bengal took the leading part specially a more militant role. Subhas C Bose, who was belovedly called "Netaji" is still a burning example of courage in front of Indian youth. Satyendranath Bose (BOSON particle named after him) of Bose-Einstein theory was also a Bengali. In spirituality, Bengal gave birth to the missioneries like Swami Vivekananda, Rishi Aurobindo and A C Vaktibedanto (founder of ISKON).