ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Restoring Heritage

Clay and Culture in Kumorpara

Restoring Heritage

The artisan community in Chandannagar faces a life of precarity and institutional apathy.


“Ei chole jacchey, aarki …” replied Basudev Pal, a 72-year-old veteran clay idol-maker in the Duplex Patty area of Kumorpara in Chandannagar when I asked him, in January this year, how his idol-making business was faring. His response translates to “It’s ok,” a standard, not promising response to being asked how someone’s life is.


Basudev Pal, an elderly idol maker of the town of Chandannagar
Basudev Pal, an elderly idol maker of the town of Chandannaga

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Updated On : 11th Oct, 2021


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