Photographer's Note

Shot it at Kumortuli,kolkata..This potter's town supplies images to nearly 93 countries worldwide with new nations joining the list every year,
It's history is very old..The October 20, 1814 issue of Calcutta Gazette portrays the importance of the potter's town vividly.
The Asiatic Society of Calcutta estimates that the first formal "puja" of Durga was held around 1606 A.D. at the present Baghbazar area in Kolkata by a zamindar Pran Krishna Halder. Four years later, the Kumartuli's "Kumars" started making the idols of "Maa" (mother goddess) Durga in clay for the neo-rich feudal lord Laxmikanta Roy Mazumder, who is the first patron of Kolkata's potter's town and initiator of the "puja" of Durga in clay idols.

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