CHAPTER : VI
Potters Quarter at Kumortuli: The men who built the city of Rome.
If you are visiting Kolkata first time or you stay in Kolkata and appreciate art, one of the best places to visit is Kumortuli. Small lanes they go in circle all over the place. It’s dark, mysterious and always full of surprises. My thirst for photography makes me curious often about it and I usually stop by every year near “Durga Puja” when they are making the “Pratimas (Clay Models)” for the occasion. You will always notice rush over there as people are coming over from various places to buy sculptures or just to perceive what’s going on.
It’s a two year project you are about to see in this editorial. I was mesmerized by the fact that the amount of thirst for Art is in people over there. Feels like a vast exhibition going on all over the place. Everyone is fighting to create their masterpiece everyday with his or her finest craftsmanship. They are honest about their art and that’s what makes them a great artist.
So Sit back and Enjoy the Show…
Thanks for watching.
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