Banerjees are Kulin Brahmins, which were traditionally considered the highest class in Bengal (along with Mukherjees, Chatterjees and Gangulis). They are descendents of the Brahmin Bhattanarayana (originally from Uttar Pradesh) and members of the Sandilya gotra.
The curse of didigiri ; By espousing the cause of the displaced farmers, Mamata Banerjee was not taking on India's most respected business house but the Left Front Government. The Tatas have the option to shift out but the Marxists could face a real threat of being turfed out.
Sep 22, 2008; Didigiri. If there is one word that best sums up the brand of politics that Mamata Banerjee practices, it is this. Thanks,...