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Durga Puja, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow

Price : $12.50
ISBN # : 9788129105479
Author : Sudeshna Banerjee
pages: 102
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 0
Publisher : Rupa
Published : 2006

The book is an introduction to Durga Puja, the grandest festival in eastern India, a celebration that provides a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of Bengal. It is also a ready reckoner of all aspects of the Puja-its mythical origins, its socio-cultural evolution, its economic ramifications and its elaborate rituals. Spiced up with anecdotes and trivia collected from journals and newspapers from the 19th century to the present day, it is a compendium of knowledge associated with the worship of the Mother Goddess, one of the oldest surviving Hindu traditions. Author Bio: Sudheshna Banerjee is a jounalist. She has been writing on Durga Puja for years and has also produced the script for a documentry film on the festival. A keen traveller, photographer and collector of stamps and coins, she lives with her family in Calcutta.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Wednesday 27 August, 2008.
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