A Pinch of Bengal on the City of Pearls

A Bengali Girl in the City Of Nizams

There’s many who believe that one can take a Bengali out of Bengal but not Bengal out of a Bengali. And true to this belief this experimental project by me tries and captures some conspicuous attributes of the Bengali woman across ages.

This project is visually an amalgamation of two rich Indian cultures – A pinch of Bengal on the city of pearls. However, to tell the story behind each photograph, we explore Tagore’s world that was ruled by multi-dimensional Bengali women

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“Achi jeno Sonar khachay,

Ek khani poshmana pran

Ae o ki Bujate hay- Prem jadi Nahi Roy

Hasie Suhag Kara Sudhu Apaman” – Rabindranath Tagore

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O woman, you are not merely the
handiwork of God, but also of men;
these are ever endowing you with
beauty from their hearts.
………..
The desire of men’s hearts has shed
its glory over your youth.
You are one half woman and one
half dream.”
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“When I stand before thee at the day’s end, thou shalt see my scars and know that I had my wounds and also my healing.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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“The traveler has to knock at every alien door to come to his own, and one has to wander through all the outer worlds to reach the innermost shrine at the end.”

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“I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can’t make it through one door, I’ll go through another door – or I’ll make a door.” Rabindranath Tagore

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“Life is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.” Rabindranath Tagore

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“Beauty is truth’s smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.” Rabindranath Tagore

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