Durga Puja Quotes

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The intention (of the puja pandals) is not so much to entertain as to disorient and astonish; to tap into the Bengali’s appetite for the bizarre, the uncanny.
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Amit Chaudhuri (Calcutta: Two Years in the City)
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For feverish mornings after he left, she lay awake in that guest room in their house, in the rumples of the sheet he had slept in. She would get him on every turn: his aftershave lingering on the sides of the pillow that sometimes caught her, waking up from her dreams of him, in nuclear nights, his gaze: drenching her like water drops on burning rocks. She herself didn’t have any smell. He had to really lean in the first time to make out the attar amidst the freckles on her neck. And then there would be at least two, never only one: Jasmine and that other thing that he could never place- a smell that was between imitation pearls and the insides of a Durga Puja afternoon. On some days even in Simla, this she, would waft in by his collars nonchalantly.’ ('Left from Dhakeshwari')
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Kunal Sen
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The myth of the Pujas is a simple one – full of rural sweetness. ... The Pujas are, in part, an ever-returning homage to that magical sense of being rescued, so indispensable to children.
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Amit Chaudhuri (Calcutta: Two Years in the City)
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Let us celebrate navratri and seek the divine blessing, courage and strength we need in life, May the blessings of Maa sweeps us to the land of eternal happiness, let’s make this Durga Puja a memorable one.
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Santosh Kumar
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It is not usually remembered that after his great victory at Plassey, Robert Clive did not offer thanksgiving at a church but at a Durga Puja organized by Nabakrishna Deb in Kolkata.
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Sanjeev Sanyal (Land of seven rivers: History of India's Geography)
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That the goddess comes to town with her children, leaving her reluctant-householder husband behind on Mount Kailash, makes Pujo a singular celebration of family values and domesticity, unlike the Kill Bill independence of Kali.
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Indrajit Hazra (Grand Delusions: A Short Biography Of Kolkata)