ISBN 9788129110343,Durga Puja: Celebrating The Goddess

Durga Puja: Celebrating The Goddess


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ISBN 9788129110343

Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788129110343

ISBN-10 8129110342


Edition 8th
Number of Pages 379 Pages
Language (English)


The grandest festival in eastern India, Durga Puja is integral to the rich culture of Bengal. Durga Puja brings to light extraordinary aspects of one of the country's most remarkable festivals: its mythical origins, its socio-cultural evolution, its economic ramifications and its elaborate rituals. Spiced with anecdotes and trivia collected from journals and newspapers from the 19th century to contemporary times, this book is a vast compendium of what lies behind the worship of the Mother Goddess, one of the oldest surviving Hindu traditions. About the Author Sudeshna Banerjee is a journalist. She has been writing about Durga Puja for years and has also written a script for a documentary film on the festival. A keen traveller, photographer and collector of stamps and coins, she lives with her family in Calcutta.