I mentioned offhand that there is an east to west cline of Tibeto-Burman ancestry in Bengal. What makes the Bengal election interesting this time is a voter population that is sharply divided along the lines of age group, religion, caste and gender. Darjiling is a Municipality city in district of Darjiling, West Bengal. On a more local level, I know numerous Sylheti Muslim families whose origins were on the Assam side of the border who migrated into Sylhet proper post partition. In the 2014 election, it was the Trinamool that had 40 per cent of the votes and the Congress was reduced to 10 per cent. The Nabadwip city is divided into 24 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. West Eurasian mitochondrial haplotypes in Bengalis are 7.5% compared to around 25% in Sri Lankans (which is also higher than the 10-14% in Andhra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Kerala). City Size and Population Density. The vast majority of Hindus in West Bengal are Bengali Hindusnumbering around 5.4 crore and comprising 59% of the state population, but a notable section of non-Bengali Hindus also exist, particularly among Marwaris, Biharis… With a total population of over 102 million people, it is most populous state in Eastern region of India. Muslim Population in West Bengal is 2.47 Crore (27.01 percent) of total 9.13 Crore. As you say, much of the migration was Hindu to India than Muslim into East Pakistan (though it must have happened given then evels of Bihari Muslim migration into the region). That small amounts of European women that arrived could still make an impact on a small population of less that 2 million. Growth in West Bengal was 17.84 per cent. (or was it the other way round?). Bengali Muslims form the majority of the population in three districts: Murshidabad, Malda and Uttar Dinajpur. The Medinipur city is divided into 24 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. These west eurasian female haplotypes in SL come from either north India, or a disproportionate migration of upper caste south indians.  All of this contributed to a long-term process—well under way in the fifth century A.D. but still far from complete by the thirteenth—by which indigenous communities of primitive cultivators became incorporated into a socially stratified agrarian society based on wet rice production.”. Covering an area of 88,752 km 2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Decadal growth for the district was 23.70 per cent. “Only if there would have been some more muslims there…Alas!”. Saffron on the outside, woke on the inside, Why Hindu-Americans Don’t Stand Up For Hindus, Book Review: Jugalbandi- The BJP Before Modi, by Vinay Sitapati, The massive Indian migration to Southeast Asian, Rise of the millennial grifter: Book Review. West Bengal (/ b ɛ n ˈ ɡ ɔː l /) is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal.With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. The battle for Bengal's 42 seats is proving one of the toughest this election, with the BJP aiming for 23 seats and chief minister Mamata Banerjee determined not to cede any. In the last national election, the Trinamool Congress won 40 per cent of the Muslim votes, the Left 30 per cent, the Congress 20 per cent and the rest, eight per cent. Out of which 2653768 are males while 2513832 are females. The samples I’ve seen from Rangpur, Bogra and some from Rajshahi score higher East Asian than other Bangladeshis excluding Chittagong despite being proximal to West Bengal. In 2014, the Trinamool won 27 per cent of the votes in seats where there were more than 20 per cent Muslims. List of all Blocks in Nadia District of West Bengal. The Muslim population of West Bengal is 24.6 Million is the second largest after Hindu religion of 64.3 Million. In all Hindu form majority religion in 16 out of 19 districts of West Bengal state. tibetan). Looks like there was a steppes influx amongst Bengalis following the 5th century AD: “Yet Buddhism in eastern India, as it evolved into an imperial cult patronized by traders and administrators, became detached from its roots in non-Aryan society. Though some of this is due to differences in fertility, the main driver has been migration of Hindus out of East Pakistan, and later Bangladesh. Nahid Kamal’s LSE ph.d thesis “The Population Trajectories of Bangladesh and West Bengal During the Twentieth Century: A Comparative Study” discusses some of the issues. The current population of China is more than 1.41 billion. Therefore, the population of West Bengal in 2019 is 95.8992 Million + 0.43984 Million = 96.33904 Million.