পূজোর গন্ধে স্নাত কুমোরটুলির দিনলিপি... চিত্রগ্রহণ শৌভিক বন্দ্যোপাধ্যায় ... Kumortuli Engrossed in the Fragrance of Durgotsav... Photography by Shoubhik Bandyopadhyay
Kumortuli is a shabby looking locality in North Kolkata which serves as the workshop as well as living space for the artisans who prepare Idols for worship of the several Hindu Gods and Goddesses throughout the year. This place becomes the busiest ahead of Durgotsav, which is the greatest of all festivals of the region.
A Day Out in this locality prior to the advancing Durgotsav gave me the excitement each ardent Bengali would have, within, as the Festival draws near. These poor creative artisans have been deprived of basic civic amenities since ages which they rightfully deserve. The infrastructure is poor and age old, however a midst all that, the strive for livelihood exists as usual.
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