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Lokeshwari Dasgupta
When I refer to the ‘modern world’, I largely mean the last 30–40 years. To understand the characteristics of the modern world, one has to develop a deep sociological understanding of the evolution of society. However, in this article, I will discuss the relationship between mudras and the present…
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Interviewee: Dr. Bijay Kali Mahapatra
  Interviewee: Dr. Bijoy Kali Mahapatra Interviewer: Barnamala Roy Camera, Editing: Bishwadeep Mitra and Annapurna Banerjee   Barnamala Roy: How did ornamental fish attract your curiosity? Also, why and how did you select ornamental fish farming as your subject of research?   B.K. Mahapatra: In my…
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Barnamala Roy
  A cluster of hamlets and villages in Amtala, South 24 Parganas District (West Bengal) get their names from a community of fish farmers-'Ghora Para', 'Mondal Para', 'Mistry Para', 'Gure Para', 'Bera Para'. The farmers, here, can be found cultivating fish on their rooftops or in their backyard…
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Barnamala Roy
Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai are the chief contributors of ornamental fish farming in India. Of these the Kolkata port (around which the ornamental fisheries are centred in West Bengal) is responsible for exporting 90 per cent of indigenous fish from the country. Notwithstanding the brief history of…
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