Durga Puja at Shobhabazar Rajbari– A Tryst with History & Heritage

In this exhibition, the centuries-old history of celebrating Durga Puja at the Shobhabazar Rajbari would be presented through illustrations made by Shri Prabir Krishna Deb, a descendant of Nabakrishna Deb. The illustrative narrative would recount Nabakrishna Deb's association with Robert Clive that began when the former suggested that the latter sought blessings from the deity for his triumph over Sirāj al-Dawlahat in the Battle of Plassey. The ensuing ceremonious puja of Durga at Shobhabazar Rajbari, as illustrated by Shri Prabir Krishna Deb, is the precursor of the famed Durga Puja of Kolkata as we know it today, some 250 years later. 

Date - 25th Sept - 5th Oct 2021
Location - Kolkata Centre for Creativity , 4th Floor
Time: 11:00 - 18:00 Hrs (IST)
Admission - Type- Free
Name of the Artist - Shri Prabir Krishna Deb, an artist from Govt. Art College, Kolkata