Virtual Exhibition
NY 1998
Page:  5.2B

Sunil Janah
Photographing India, 1939-1978
Exhibition, NY 1998

NY98 Section 5
The Land and the People (Cont'd.)
Panels 6-9

5.2
Mainstream Millions: Cities and Villages
5.2 B: Bengal & Calcutta

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NY98 Section 5.2:   Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 6:   Bengal - The Land and Peasant
Top Row:
Left:   NY52-01   Fishing boats at sunset on the Hooghly, an estuary of the Ganga, at Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, 1970's. Right:   NY52-02   Peasant, wearing straw hat, by haystack, West Bengal, eastern India, 1950's.
NY98  Section 5.2:  Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 6:  Bengal - The Land and the Peasant
2nd Row:
Left:  NY52-03   Peasants tilling fields under a monsoon sky, West Bengal, 1960's.

Right:   NY52-04   Fishermen, carrying fish traps, assembling at early dawn, East Bengal -- now Bangladesh, 1943.

Bottom Row:
Left:   NY52-05   Carrying bales of paddy in a small boat at midday, Bengal, 1940's. Right:   NY52-06   Fisherman hanging his net to dry, East Bengal, 1943.

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NY98 Section 5.2:   Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 7:   Bengal - The Land and Peasant (Cont'd.)
Top Row:
Left:   NY52-07   Young woman and child in the shade of a grove of date trees, West Bengal, 19??. Right:   NY52-08   Stacking jute saplings in a tank to soften the outer bark to get to the jute strands within, West Bengal, 19??.
NY98  Section 5.2: Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 7: Bengal - The Land and Peasant (Cont'd)
2nd Row:
Left:   NY52-09   Babli, a young Bengali woman, 24 Parganas, West Bengal, 19??.

Right:   NY52-10   Two Muslim village girls, East Bengal -- now Bangladesh, 19??.

Bottom Row:
Left:  NY52-11   Bishnu Dey, a well-known Bengali poet, standing by a carved-brick temple wall in his home village, West Bengal, 19??. Right:   NY52-12   Small village girls fishing in a pond from a canoe, West Bengal, 19??.

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NY98 Section 5.2:   Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 8:   Kolkata (Calcutta)
Top Row:
Center:   NY52-13   Workers loading barges on the Hooghly, near Kolkata, with the Howrah Bridge in the background, 1950's. Workers can be seen as a row of tiny figures. Right:   NY52-14   Gauri Basu, Kolkata, West Bengal, 1940's.
NY98  Section 5.2:  Land and People - Cities and  Villages
Panel 8:  Kolkata (Calcutta)
2nd Row:

Left:   NY52-15   Rickshaw, Chinatown, 1950's.

Center:   NY52-16   The photographer's wife & son in a railway carriage, traveling between Kolkata & Delhi, 1950's.

Right:   NY52-17   Physicist Meghnad Saha, in front of the cyclotron at Science College, 1940's.


3rd Row:

Center, Left:   NY52-18   Painter Chittaprasad, 1950's.

Center, Right:   NY52-19   Film director Satyajit Ray, 1960's.

Right:   NY52-20   Street in Kolkata, flooded after the monsoon rains, 1950's.

Bottom Row:
Extreme Left:  NY52-21   Physicist Satyen Bose, playing the esraj, 1960's.

2nd from Left:   NY52-22   Film director Ritwik Ghatak, 1960's. Center Upper:   NY52-23   Gathered at Sunil Janah's studio, 1950's:  wife Sobha; friend Tara; painter Chittaprasad; poet & editor Samar Sen. Right:   NY52-25   Horse-drawn carriage in front of the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata Maidans, 1940's.
Center Lower:   NY52-24  Boy being used to clean municipal sewers, Kolkata.

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NY98 Section 5.2:   Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 9:   Kolkata / Calcutta (cont'd)
Top Row:
Left:  NY52-26   Boatmen pushing buoys to make way for their boat, on the Hooghly river, an estuary of the Ganga (Ganges), at Calcutta, 1960's ?. Right:   NY52-27   Up-country boatmen plying their oars on the Hooghly Ganges, at Calcutta, 1950's.
NY98  Section 5.2:  Land and People - Cities and Villages
Panel 9:  Calcutta (continued)
2nd Row:

Left:   NY52-28   Painting the hull of a ship (background), Calcutta riverfront, 1950's.

Center:   NY52-29   Boatmen, pulling on their oars, on a barge on the Hooghly Ganges, Calcutta, 1950's.

Right:   NY52-30   Street leading to the Nakhoda Masjid (mosque), Central Calcutta, 1940's.

Bottom Row:
Left:  NY52-31   Country boat on the Hooghly Ganges, with Calcutta's historic skyline in the background, 1960's. Right, Upper:   NY52-32   Sikh boy selling balloons, Calcutta, 1960's.
Right, Lower:   NY52-33   Merchants from Western India getting a massage prior to an early-morning dip, riverfront, Calcutta, 1940's.

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