September/October 2016

Saraswati puja

While the clay modelling and painting tradition continues, with the artist's arm as a paint palette, a cloth for some modesty, and special attention to the eyes as the avenue to darshan, the severe gaze of Bengali hero Subhas Chandra Bose is rarely far away. Bose was one of the national figures whose life and myth was circulated, enhanced and perpetuated by popular print media.

Photo: Saraswati Puja preparation, Kalighat, Kolkata, 2014.
Photo and text by Stephen Inglis.

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