DURGA PUJA

by SUDESHNA BANERJEE

  1. ISBN: 9.79E+12
  2. Pages: 94 pages
  3. Date: 2006

ABOUT THIS BOOK

The book is an introduction to Durga Puja, the grandest festival ineastern India, a celebration that provides a glimpse into the richcultural heritage of Bengal. It is also a ready reckoner of all aspectsof the Puja-its mythical origins, its socio-cultural evolution, itseconomic ramifications and its elaborate rituals. Spiced up withanecdotes and trivia collected from journals and newspapers from the19th century to the present day, it is a compendiumof knowledge associated with the worship of theMother Goddess, one of the oldest surviving Hindutraditions.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

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.