Day 2: Shosthi
This Durga protima in front of the actual protima looked like an actual person with all the lights!
This is the work of Sanatan Dinda. Wonderful is an understatement. The photo on the left is not a panel. It is one photo with small lanterns on the roof.
‘Rushes truck, road in heart/ Take in eyefuls of art.’
This pandal has based its art on the truck paintings of Pakistan. The the truck drivers, mostly Pathans, have evolved a unique language and style in their work. The most radical thing about this whole practice was that one didn’t have to go anywhere to sample this; the truck would hoosh past them while people were at home or in the field, leaving in the air, a dizzying splash of colours.