Is Bengal a country?
No it is a state in India
What is the capital of the country that is nearly surrounded by India and has a coast line on the Bay of Bengal?
because it is situated in western india. No. Actually, West Bengal is in eastern India. Before partition, Bangladesh and West Bengal were together. After partition whole Bengal was divided into two parts. The eastern part is now known as Bangladesh, an independent country and the western part as West Bengal, a part of India.
There has been more than one 'Bengal famine', though the term is often used for the 1943 famine. During the Great Bengal famine of 1770, the area was controlled by the British East India Company. The area of 'Bengal' at the time included the modern day Indian states of Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, as well as modern day Bangladesh. During the Bengal famine of 1943, the area was a province of British India…