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Banga-Darshana -- Encounters in West Bengal

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Keywords: wb, bengal ,calcutta, states

A Terra Cota Relief from a Temple in Bengal
Terra Coca
The Plassey Memorial
Plassey war memorial, Plassey, West Bengal

Musical Instrument Maker
Making of musical instrument Khol in West Bengal
Bengal Pictures
Map of West Bengal
A map of West Bengal

Punishment for favoring the British
Cartoon by K. L. Kamat, West Bengal, 1972
 Vandalized statues of Bengali intellectuals
Communist Graffiti, West Bengal
In the land of Paramahamsa & Tagore, Mao also has a great presence
West Bengal, 1972

"When you destroy the old, a new era begins" - Mao-Tse-Tung
Cartoon by K. L. Kamat, West Bengal, 1972
Revolution in Bengal
Bengali Theater
Scene from Mrichakatika

Temple, man, cow - West Bengal
Terracota temple, West Bengal
Banga-Darshana: Pictures of West Bengal
Boating is the cheapest mode of transportation

Kali is a popular deity in Bengal
Banga-Darshana: Pictures of West Bengal
Banga-Darshana: Pictures of West Bengal
Dance, music and song in Bengal

Offering prayers with music, West Bengal
Banga-Darshana: Pictures of West Bengal
Bamboo Culture
Man Fishing with a Bamboo Trap
Town of Plassey, West Bengal, 1970

A bride offers prayers, Calcutta
Bride praying
Girl paints Alpana in front of the door, Calcutta
Girl paints Alpana in front of the door, Calcutta

Charudatta and Vasantasena
Artists Kumar Roy and Anasuva Basu
Bengali Theater
Chhau Dance of East India
Folk Dancer from Bengal Performing the Chhau Dance

Santali Drummer, West Bengal
Bengali Culture
One with the Nature
Rural West Bengal
Boys playing in the stream with water-buffaloes

Bengali Street Play
Bengali folk play at the sugar factory, Plassey
Life in Plassey
Overcrowded Vehicle
Overcrowded Vehicle Carrying Men and Cargo
The village of Plassey, Bengal

Men Celebrating During a Village Festival, Plassey
Bengalis are very culture loving people. They will spare no effort for a good song and a dance.
Dancing Hijras
Terracotta Sculptures
Terracotta Sculptures of West Bengal

Sailing in Bhagirati River
Men with bicycles crossing the river in a boat, West Bengal
Crossing the Bhagirati
A village scene
Woman Quenches the Thirst of Two Bullocks
A village scene, West Bengal

Ready for Harvest
Village of Plassey, West Bengal
Landscapes of Bengal
Welcoming the Deity
Decoration Outside a Rural Hut
The folk art of Alpana is practiced widely in West Bengal. White sand paste is typically used for these paintings and new ones are drawn everyday.

Picture of Writer Ashapurna Devi
Ashapurna Devi is an Jnanapeeth awardee and well known writer
Bengali Writer Ashapurna Devi
At Shantiniketan...
A Weaver at Sriniketan Campus
A weaver in torn clothes makes cloth, West Bengal

Boy Artist Sculpting a Statue of Bose
Vishnupur, West Bengal
Glimpses of Bengal
Rural West Bangal
The Village of Plassey
"Despite pretty land and plenty of water, Bengalis are in abject poverty" -- Kamat in Vanga Darshana, 1972

Sarat Chandra Bose (1889-1950)
Sarat was the elder brother of Subhas Chandra Bose, and participated actively in India's freedom struggle.
Leaders of Bengal
Stamp of Queen Rashmoni
Rani Rashmoni (1793 - 1861)
Rashmoni built the famous temple of Goddess Kali in Dakshinshwar

This is not Kremlin!
Mayapur, West Bengal
West Bengal Pictures
Pictures of Bengal
A Potter at Work, Plassey
Khols (percussion instrument) in making

Image of Goddess Kali
Town of Plassey, 1970
Kali Worship in Bengal
Vignettes of Bengal
Maoist and Naxalite Graffiti
Town of Plassey, Year 1970


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