Definition of bhadralok noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbʌdrəlɒk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbʌdrəlɑːk//
    (Indian English)
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  1. 1[uncountable] rich, successful, well-educated people, usually from Bangladesh or West Bengal, who are part of a particular social class and considered to have high social status The bhadralok settled in the city many years ago and quickly acquired great wealth and influence.
  2. 2[countable] a member of the bhadralok social class He was a typical Bengali bhadralok who worked as a professor at the local university.