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A Touch of Rural Bengal-VIII

Here's another image from the rural Bengal.This time from Poush Mela in Shantiniketan,Bolpur.Bolpur is famous for several reasons -Rabindranath Tagore,Shantiniketan,Amartya Sen and Poush Mela.

Poush Mela (Bengali: is an annual fair and festival that takes place in Santiniketan, in Birbhum District in the Indian state of West Bengal, marking the harvest season. Commencing on the 7th day of the month of Poush, the fair officially lasts for three days, although vendors may stay up until the month-end. The key characteristic of this fair include live performances of Bengali folk music, notably baul music.

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