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Written by Debdutta Gupta

Debdutta Gupta

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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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Handwritten Indian Constitution byNandalal Bose

Beautifully ornamented constitution of India 

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Mandar Mallick, Father of Indian animation

How artist Ganesh Pyne learnt animation art from Mandar

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Incredible tale of making Salil Chowdhury’s Pagol Hawa

How singer Jatileshwar was stumped by Salil da

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Let’s go behind Corinthian pillars of Metropolitan Building

Did you know Subho Tagore left Joransanko and live here?

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GB DASHABHUJA SERIES (Part II)

World War II influenced changes in idol of Asura

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Have you seen this tea-stall inside a heritage gate in Kolkata?

Kolkata’s heritage gate at Fairlie place turned into tea-litti stall!

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How and why Durga idols have changed over time

Durga Puja is just 6 months away, but idol making is in full swing!

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theatre personality Bijon Bhattacharya

Why did he not get his due worth?

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Why Mirza Ghalib fell in love with Kolkata?

Immortal Urdu verses that Ghalib wrote from Kolkata

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Bengal’s Nakshi Kantha on a 20th century Chagall painting!

Why were European painters influenced by Bengal’s folk art?

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Goddess Kali in the eyes of Bengal’s artists

Kali’s face on a cigarette case!

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Who are Lakshmi and Saraswati?

Are they Durga’scompanions Jaya and Bijaya?

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When Asura looked like Hitler

Maa Durga got elegant jewels made of clay

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Asura, the quintessential anti-hero

Bengal’s bodybuilders inspired Asura’s physique

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Hidden tale of Metropolitan Building

Century old White way Laid law & Co.

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Why Subho Thakur denied his Tagore link

He left Jorasanko Thakurbari

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College Street Coffee House had many predecessors

Where Kolkata’s aristocratic gentry met

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Gaosia Library

The tale of an ancient book shop in the city

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Bangalir Ayurveda

Macauley's theory was challenged

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Postcards of Nandalal Bose

The Unpublished Postcards of Nandalal Bose

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Ceramic-Fairytales

Exhibition of ceramic works titled “Amrit”

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Monsoon on Canvas

Rainy season and Bengal’s Artists

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Waddells Calcutta

Photographs of Calcutta during second world war