Maritime History
Lifestyle  /  Published 01.11.22

‘Chhot’, a lost boat of Bengal, being remade on banks of the Rupnarayan

The initiative by anthropologist Swarup Bhattacharyya is funded by British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme ...
By Rangan Datta

People  /  Published 25.02.22

Meet Swarup Bhattacharyya, ‘the boatman of Bengal’, who’s keeping a culture afloat

Few have single-handedly done more to document Bengal’s watercrafts, their making and heritage...
By Somen Sengupta

Opinion  /  Published 17.07.19

Antecedents of the Indo-Pacific

The emergence of a geopolitical category from Dara Shikoh to Shinzo Abe and beyond...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

Odisha  /  Published 10.11.18

Odisha’s Bali yatra kiosks get cop permits

Over a 1000 stalls to come up at fair that recalls voyages of Odia traders to Bali, Java and Sumatra...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

Odisha  /  Published 23.11.18

Odisha's Bali yatra takes off

The fair, held to mark the voyages of Kalinga's traders to Bali in Indonesia from the second century BC onwards, could draw a million people...
By Lalmohan Patnaik in Cuttack

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

The boats that are becoming extinct

The paukiya, Jhumjhumir chhot, merhli, khorokisti and bauliya are nearly extinct...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


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