Opening Saturday, 18 November 2023. 6 p.m.
Seagull Bookstore
on view till Friday, 22 December 2023
12 – 8 p.m. [Monday – Saturday]

The Idea of Justice conference will be in Patna soon!

After a hugely successful three days in Calcutta, The Idea Of Justice and a stupendous two days in Delhi at the Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon—History for Peace conference is now all set to go Coimbatore in association with Takshila Education Society.
[For high school teachers and students only]

Speakers and workshop facilitators:
Aruna Roy, Marjorie Brown, Apoorvanand, Pankaj Jha, Shahrukh Alam, Suraj Gogoi, Angana Das, Riya Kartha, Nisha Abdulla, Asmita Prabhakar [Via News Didi].

Delhi Public School.
Vill. Chandmari, P.S, Shahpur-Hathiyakandh Sarai Rd, Danapur Cantonment, Patna, Bihar 801502

Full Programme Here

The Green Room
photographs by Naveen Kishore

Opening Saturday, 4 November 2023. 6 p.m.
Arthshila Santiniketan
on view till Saturday, 30 December 2023
11 a.m. – 7 p.m. [Tue – Sun]

Kumartuli, a little picture-book setting of tiny lanes in north Kolkata on the banks of the river Hooghly, is almost a village. It is a home and a working space to traditional artisans, potters and artists. In the old days, they used to model river clay into pots. Over time, they gradually started to sculpt and paint idols of gods and goddesses for the traditional Durga, Kali and Saraswati pujas in and around Calcutta.

In 2003, I set out to observe and create images of my own. Photographers from all over the world have made this journey. My only brief to myself was to take photographs that suggested an intimacy that can only come when the subject is unaware of the camera. Using old fashioned analog Nikon cameras, my process was shy, hesitant, almost as if through a keyhole, often not raising the camera viewfinder to my eye, instead preferring to shoot from the waist. Hurriedly attempting to capture the process, the preparation, the backstage activity that goes on each year before that final moment of anointment – when the clay ‘becomes’ goddess to be worshipped across thousands of community pujas across the city.

Four days later she will return to a grand drowning. Awaiting another cycle of rebirth? Maybe.

~ Naveen Kishore | Kolkata | June, 2021

The History for Peace quarterly newsletter is here!

2 and 3 December 2023. Location: Delhi Public School, Patna

History for Peace brings to you its next quarterly newsletter. We have recently concluded two conferences on the Idea of Justice: The Annual Conference at Kolkata and its Delhi edition, and a Professional Development course with history teachers on Historical Enquiry. We are now prepping for the Idea of Justice Chapter 3 in Coimbatore. Loads of other activities are on our way.