“Ritual Terracotta pot-cover discs are an integral element in the folk traditions of Bengal. These pot covers commonly known as Sar are glazed and painted for ritualistic purposes. These are also inseparable part of the rituals of Lakhkhi Puja.” An article on Laxmi Pata by Tirupati Chakraborty and trancreated in English by Gautam Guha.
It’s 6’O clock in a winter morning, two friends are having a casual conversation over phone. They are discussing about the ‘Ahalyabhumi’, the directionless land. Whimsically, they set a plan and started for it; One from Bengal, other from Jharkhand. And the destination was any village in ‘Ahalyabhumi’. A travelouge written by Dr. Tilak Purakayastha and transcreated in English by Sunita Jash.
Uchkaran is a remote village in Tehsil Nanur in the district of Birbhum. In 2011 census, the location code of the village is 317702. Postal code is 731301. It is on the state highway from Burdwan to Siuri via Baliguni, roughly 7 kilometres from Nanur. A article on the neglected temple of Uchkaran, written by Dr. Asis Kumar Chatterjee and transcreated in English by Gautam Guha.
Since the dawn of urban civilization, the technique of metal casting has been used to make ornaments and armaments as well as article of daily use. Dokra is an important nonferrous metal casting process prevalent in Indian subcontinent. An article on Dokra crafts village of Dumka Hills, written by Dr. Tilak Purakayastha and transcreated in English by Gautam Guha.
Muslim dynasty (Adina) and many Indian dynasties under British rule. In this investigation five heritage buildings were selected for the study of wall flora was carried out. These are Gour; Adina: Jami Masjid, Pandua: Eklakhi Mousoleum; Jagjibanpur-Nandadirghi Vihara; Chanchol and Harishchandrapur Rajbari.
Rituparno Basu To trace the origin and evolution of the art of Cartooning in Bengal, we have to go back to the days when the native scroll painters or Patuas, in their typical colourful style and flourish, churned out the ‘pata chitras.’ The ‘Pata Chitras’ whose staple theme included the divine and scenes from mundane […]
People like Kartick Das and his sons, never believe in ‘more income’, but they love to make the children happy with their job. They love doing it.
Faruque Abdullah Beedi industry has grown-up as an important business in Murshidabad district in the state of West Bengal. In this industry, women outnumber others. Women laborers engaged in beedi industry account for 72.4% of the whole women working force in Murshidabad and this percentage may increase as all of them are not always registered. […]
Asis Kumar Chatterjee Introduction We have majorly noted previously that the true picture of the Bengali society was justly mirrored in the panels of the temples of this culturally enriched region. Furniture posed itself as a rather interesting perspective of these many reflections. This niche subject is short but extremely fascinating, and this is what […]
15 feet in height, 8 iron-made wheel, and square shaped structure is about 7 feet in length. The banisters are well decorated. The shape of pitcher is being used in decoration. Also there was two horses and a charioteer made of brass is used to beautify it.