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Kolkata's Changing Puja Ethos

The traditional puja celebrations appear to have adapted to the demands of modernity. With sponsorships and the reach of the media, the social cohesion and the community organisation that marked the festivities of old have been lost. There are now moves to repackage the festival to serve as a popular tourism draw. But the changing modes of organising and celebrating the festival also serve as a motif to understand the shifting equations with modernity on the part of the individual and the community.

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