Bengali Association of Madison


Anyone who is interested in Bengali culture and tradition can become a BAM member. The yearly membership for 2024 is $20 for whole family and $10 for individuals.  

Membership is not necessary to attend any BAM event. However, membership provides discounts on BAM events, and only BAM members can vote on BAM elections.

About us

The Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) is registered non-profit (501(c) (3)) organization in Madison, WI. It organizes several Bengali cultural events throughout the year.  BAM was started in 1983 by a small group of new Bengalis in Madison, some of them are still regular participant of BAM. The goal of BAM is to enjoy the essence and spirit of Bengali food, music, and culture with each other, our children, and the community in this beautiful town that we call home. We currently have about 100 members. Anyone can who is interested in Bengali food and culture can become a member and/or attend our events.  Events are always open to everyone.  If you are in "greater Madison area", come join us in one of the events.

Bengali Association of Madison (BAM) is registered with the State of Wisconsin and Federal US Government. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted BAM a non-profit, tax exempt status (effective date: April 16, 2016). 

BAM Bylaws.

Committee Members

Executive committee was formed with a term limit of 2 years. The new executive committee will be in office from August 1st, 2021 to July 31st, 2023.

The elected executive committee members are: 

President: Rahul Chatterjee

President elect: Pradyut Paul

Co-treasurers: Ranjit Dasgupta and Sukanta Ghosh


The President and President elect will work closely throughout the term of one year. After the end of the term, the President elect will be the President in the next term, and new president elect will be elected via general body vote. Elections will be held for the President elect and co-treasurers every year.

Everyone is welcome to join BAM events! If you want to be added to BAM mailing list, please click the "Contact Us" tab at the top of the page.