Thursday, 24 December 2015

A SHORT STORY BEHIND ASTOUNDING BENGAL



Five gentlemen of different age groups have certain common interest. By virtue of their profession, out of five, four were associated with daily Kolkata life and they have passion for this city and its colonial history. With their limited resources three of them have started reading about Kolkata from the old book-shelves of Kolkata libraries & web world of Internet, the fourth and fifth one has choose their photography skill to portray their passion. Though their curiosity was centered within the territory colonial Kolkata but gradually it moved toward other regions of Bengal of different historical, cultural significance.
None of them were historian but, four of them have nothing to do with professional historical studies, but they have common wave length to hear & tell the story of bygone era. Their common study indicates the history of Kolkata is only of just over three hundred (?) years (much younger than Delhi or Varanashi) but it would have been worthless to ignore eastern regions of Indian subcontinent. They further went on to explore the treasure of this prosperous part.

Their passion for colonial Kolkata and for other heritage structures of Bengal come into contact with a fresh idea of the youngest of their group Mr. Sritam Mukherjee, who is doing M.A in History from Jadavpur University. He wished to introduce a blend of history, heritage and the idea around folk culture. Gradually a cumulative idea of heritage, history and folk culture appeared as Astounding Bengal.

All of a sudden it appeared to them they can share their limited resources through Blog, share their story telling & lens-work with the world, in the process they may be enriched with more information.

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