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Traditional Family Durga Puja

Around the 17th, 18th and early 19th century the Zamindars were the landholders of demarcated areas in Bengal - India, responsible for collecting revenue for the monarchy and rose into prominence during the British colonial era, owing to the opportunity availed by the British in India. Mostly credited with cultural, architectural, educational, economical development and urbanisation of Calcutta and discredited for exploitation of rural Bengal. This is a picture of two 7th generation Zamindar brothers in their mid eighties today, at their 250 year old ancestral house in Kolkata sitting in front of a half made Goddess Durga idol the worshipping ceremony or puja of which was started in their family around the late 17th century. This puja or the 4 days of worshipping is the biggest festival of the state of West Bengal and for all Bengalis around the world and takes place around the month of October every year.

TAGS: Calcutta, Festival, India, Kolkata

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Date Taken: 09.2015
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