The Srimad Bhagavatam, one of the major 18 puranas and the most popular and controversial purana has been recommended by many saints such as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The purana is very popular in the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition and hence too in Bengal. But what was Ramakrishna Paramahamsa's opinion of the Srimad Bhagavatam?
In the Introduction to The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, section heading In Communion With the Divine Beloved, Swami Nikhilananda writes (available here - http://www.belurmath.org/gospel/index.htm):
One day, listening to a recitation of the Bhagavata on the verandah of the Radhakanta temple, he [Ramakrishna] fell into a divine mood and saw the enchanting form of Krishna. He perceived the luminous rays issuing from Krishna's Lotus Feet in the form of a stout rope, which touched first the Bhagavata and then his own chest, connecting all three--God, the scripture, and the devotee. "After this vision", he used to say, "I came to realize that Bhagavan, Bhakta, and Bhagavata--God, Devotee, and Scripture--are in reality one and the same."
There are many instances in the Gospel where Ramakrishna reverently repeats this - "Bhagavan, Bhakta, Bhagavata"