Calcutta/Goddess/Intimacies by Sambit Dattachaudhuri

Day 2: Shosthi

North Calcutta

Sometimes She Steps Down From the Heights (Kumartuli Sarbojanin)

Sometimes She Steps Down From the Heights
(Kumartuli Sarbojanin)

This Durga protima in front of the actual protima looked like an actual person with all the lights!

Goddess-Muse/ Muse-Goddess Or How To Paint in Blue and White and Gold (Sikdar Bagan)

Goddess-Muse/ Muse-Goddess
Or How To Paint in Blue and White and Gold
(Sikdar Bagan)

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.

Peshawari Durga (Next to Sikdar Bagan)

Peshawari Durga
(Next to Sikdar Bagan)

‘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.

Mahishasura and the Priest (Kumartuli)

Mahishasura and the Priest
(Kumartuli)

DizzyEyedOne (Manicktala Chaltabagan)

DizzyEyedOne
(Manicktala Chaltabagan)

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