bhadralok - definition and synonyms

noun Indian English 

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/ˈbʌdrəlɒk/
singularbhadralok
pluralbhadraloks
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a wealthy and well-educated class of people, usually Bengalis, in Indian society

    Almost all of them are bhadralok who will preach but never step into the "muck" of politics.

  2. 2
    [countable] a member of the bhadralok class

    He is a quintessential Bengali bhadralok at heart.