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East Indian tree that puts out aerial shoots that grow down into the soil forming additional trunks

a loose fitting jacket

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25) The self-image of the bhadralok as member of a new political class was not primarily associated with capitalist endeavors but shaped by the aspiration to be a member of the "educated middle-class"--madhyabitto or sikkhita sampraday who distinguished themselves both from the preexisting aristocracy of dewans (financial ministers or accountants) and banians (tradesmen) who were at the apex of the early colonial society and from the toiling masses from towns and countryside who tended to be lower castes or Muslims.
rat race among English traders and Bengali banians .
This reaction happened after BDI MP Xhevat Ademi said that SDSM was prepared to make greater concessions for Al banians only to be part of the new Government.