MY EXPECTATIONS AS A READER
Work of Tarun Dey @ Behala Udayan Pally , 2013.
Excellent work on Durga's Iconography.
Work of Tarun Dey @ Behala Udayan Pally , 2012.
Devi descends from the skyalong spiral of jyoti and lotuses
and Asura at the bottom of spiral . !
Work of Bhabotosh Sutar @Naktala Udayan Sangha, 2013.
Installation resembles a temple and its court-yard.
Apart from serious writings in Newspapers/periodicals - example : Tapati Guha Thakurta of CSDS, Shouvik Sengupta - I have not come across much in print on modern day Durga Puja of Calcutta. So much hard work is done for 3/4 months every year ahead of Calcutta's greatest show of autumn festival, so little impact the event makes in our books and periodicals. Films do use Durga Puja many times - but it is 'Kahani' that used the street festival spirit in a manner that attracted major attention of people.
Work of Partha Roy @ Suhrid Sangha ,2013.
Unconventional Iconography .
From my side, I have made humble effort to write blogs containing photos of pujas of Behala, of Sanatan Dinda's work, of some good work of Tarun Dey, Sibsankar Das and Bhabotosh Sutar. The most viewed among them is a Puja very dear to my heart - that of Nalin Sarkar Street in 2011.
Work of Sanatan Dinda @ Nalin Sarkar Street, 2011.
A grand composition positioned within a superb installation.
In 2013, news about two publications have made me very happy - one book on Durga puja of Calcutta has already has been published and the other reportedly is getting ready. I read about the 1st book from a post by my friend Kanad Sanyal. It is compiled by Samrat Chatterjee who is my one-time neighbour and a well-known name in Calcutta's Durga Puja circuit. The second one is pleasant revelation - on 20/10/2013,The Telegraph published an extract from a Coffee-table book which is being made ready by Mudar Pathreya of Trysis .
@ Badamtala Asharhsangha,2008.
Pandal styled on Kalighat Pata.
Mr MUDAR PATHREYA, our expectation is high !