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Manjit Singh Hoonjan courtesy West Bengal Government, Department of Tourism

Bengal’s Durga is an exhibition of photographs from the Durga Puja Festival of West Bengal India.

This festival is a grand annual ten-day carnival that takes place every autumn. Over ten million revellers descend on the state of West Bengal for the Durga Puja festivities with thousands of mega idols, hundreds of themed art installations and processions to the River Hooghly. 

This exhibition is a rare insight into the outpouring of creativity, artistic innovation and cultural celebration of Bengal’s riverine communities. At this exhibition, we see a Durga Puja transcended from its religious origins, to offer a broad canvas that binds communities together through artistic expression, incorporating music, theatre, fashion and food.

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Manjit Singh Hoonjan courtesy West Bengal Government, Department of Tourism

The exhibition is presented by the Department of Tourism, Government of West Bengal in collaboration with the British Council, as part of its 70 year anniversary celebrations in India. 

The photographs are by Manjit Singh Hoonjan. The panels have been curated by Ali Pretty of Kinetika Design Studio and Kamalika Bose. 

Time: Saturday 18 August – Sunday 30 September

Venue: Riverside Walkway, Southbank SE1  

Entry is free. 

For more information visit http://totallythames.org/event/durga-puja