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. […]

351 Years of Lord Shiva’s Gajan (Village Folk Song) in Jhamatpur’s Roy’s

Dr. Chandan Roy The Legend says that the origin of the Lord Shiva’s Gajan is from Religious Folk Song. In their opinion the Dharmaraj Thakur is the another shapeless incarnation of Lord Buddha, and whose worshipping structure is almost like the Horse of Terracotta. This was first introduced in the hand of lower community like […]

Furniture in Bengal temple designs

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 […]

Buraraj Temple of Jamalpur, East Burdwan

Shyamal Kumar Ghosh ” ‘Buro’ from ‘Buro Shiva’ and ‘Raj’ of ‘Dharmaraj’, together with ‘Buroraj’ . Usually by adding ‘Nath’ or ‘Iswar’ is common in this country, not with ‘Raj’. Jamalpur has got it because there are two gods together has become folk deities for the people there.” -Binoy Ghosh There is a railway station, […]