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Bengalis have always taken great pride in their rich culture of ideas, poetry, language, lyricism and intellectual output. Hence it is not surprising that they have unique word for everything un-Bengali. The word apasanskriti is a Bengali word which means debased culture or low/crass/hedonistic/ mass culture.

Usage

Bengali Transport minister in response to IPL cheerleaders:

"This is nothing but apasanskriti. The whole thing has left me shocked.How can girls in such dresses be allowed to perform at cricket matches?”

Added 2013-05-11 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

Related Terms

Bhadralok, high brown