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It became an official court language of the Sultanate of Bengal and absorbed influences from Arabic and Persian.Middle Bengali developed secular literature in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Bengali renaissance in Calcutta developed the modern standardized form of the language in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
One of the most revered Sufi saints of Bengal is Shah Jalal.
Bengal has produced leading figures of Indian classical music, including Alauddin Khan, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan.
Apart from these, there are also numerous ethnic and religious minorities.
Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is a cosmopolitan city which houses sizeable number of ethnic communities.
Songs written by Rabindranath Tagore (Rabindra Sangeet) and Kazi Nazrul Islam (Nazrul geeti) are highly popular.