Tagged: Shanti Niketan

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Faces of India – 153

A skilled artisan stitching leather pouches in Shanti Niketan, Bolpur, West Bengal. Notice the colorful batik print shirt he is wearing. Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various...

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Faces of India – 130

The resort owner at Shantiniketan, a friendly and charming gentleman. Faces of India, a series through which I intend to portray the various characters of my country whom I met during my travels. See...

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Photo Essay on Shilpagram, Shantiniketan

Shilpagram is close to Shantiniketan. It is a beautiful little gram (village) which is designed to showcase traditional handicrafts of states of Eastern India (Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Manipur, Andaman, Jharkhand etc). Each state is...

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Souvenirs from Shantiniketan

The colorful handcarts of Shantiniketan, the little town of ‘ranga matti’ (red soil), are loaded with beautiful hand-made knick-knacks. Red soil is available in plenty in this region and locals have used it to...

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Shantiniketan, Tagore’s Karmabhoomi

Shantiniketan – peace home, Tagore’s Karmabhoomi – Tagore’s work place Dec 22nd, 1901, Rabindranath Tagore (first nobel laureate of India) established Shantiniketan, 212kms north of Kolkata in Bolpur. It was his dream to provide...

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Faces of India – 120

I met him near Kankalitala temple, near Shanti Niketan, West Bengal. He was singing a melodious devotional song. Observe carefully, he is playing 3 instruments at the same time. Ek tara (single stringed instrument)...