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Debdutta Gupta

He is one of the most respected art historians of our time with knowledge of almost all the disciplines of art. A part time professor of the Rabindra Bharati University, Debdutta has substantial research work behind him and has been a regular contributor in almost all daily newspapers and magazines in India.

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Even Shiv-Parvati litho-art of Bengal got a British aristocratic touch!

Chor Bagan Art Studio humanized mythological deities

Satyajit Ray made a bride of Jorasanko Thakurbari sing for his movie

How Amiya Tagore came out of the andarmahal to sing for Kanchenjungha

Subho Thakur, the rebel of Jorasanko who created Pansy & Piko

Why Subho Thakur denied his ‘Tagore’ link

Chugging along the oldest railway track of Kolkata! Where? Behala!

How British built Kalighat-Falta Rail route for pilgrims

Great Mughal poet Mirza Ghalib’s love affair with Kolkata

GB traces the house where Ghalib lived during his stay in Kolkata

Famous painter Zoffany’s Last Supper adorns a Kolkata church!

How did a world-famous painting land up in Kolkata?

Why did Lord Bentinck praise Rani Rashmoni?

Baboo Ghat and the plaque that tells a secret tale

Why Devi Saraswati found her place on gramophone records?

Devi Saraswati found a new avatar in Calcutta in the 1900s

How a Marwari business in the 1890s protected modesty of Kolkata’s women!...

Travel to city’s Zenana Bathing Ghat to know more

What secret lies behind the ornate façade of Medicine House on B.K. Pal Av...

House where explosives for freedom fighters were made behind medicine bottles

Dal Madal cannon and the saga of Bengal’s illustrious ironsmiths

How a group of indigenous ironsmiths made the largest cannon

Greco-Roman lion taps still found on Kolkata streets!

Lion taps were installed by British Royal Water Supply

Meet the Time-Keepers of Kolkata

Ghori Babu Swapan and Satyajit Dutta maintain all city clocks

Kabiraj Ganga Prasad defied the British and popularised ayurveda

Ramakrishna Paramhansa described him as a doctor with a Midas touch

Indubala Devi – the singing sensation of 1915 Calcutta!

Trained by none other than Gauhar Jaan

Handwritten Indian Constitution by Nandalal Bose! Rare Gem!

GB tribute to Nandalal Bose on his birth anniversary

Kali in the eyes of Bengal’s artists

From Bottola Art to contemporary artist Ganesh Pyne

Incredible tale of making Salil Chowdhury’s Pagol Hawa

How singer Jatileshwar was stumped by Salil da

Handwritten Indian Constitution byNandalal Bose

Beautifully ornamented constitution of India 

Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?

Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

Hidden tale of Metropolitan Building

Century old White way Laid law & Co.

College Street Coffee House had many predecessors

Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met

The Ceramic Works of Artist Partha Dasgupta

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

The U.S. Military Photographer who captured the city

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists