Durga Puja themes From Gulliver s Travels to recreation of city s old world charm

  • | Sunday | 6th October, 2019

Kolkata: Characters of Liliputs and Gulliver from a popular novel and the old-world charm of Kolkata of yesteryears are the main attractions of two big- budget Durga Pujas in the city, that are drawing huge crowds. At the FD Block Puja in Salt Lake, scenes from 'Gulliver's Travels', a novel by Jonathan Swift, have been recreated with a giant model of Gulliver lying on the ground and surrounded by dwarf-sized installations. "The scene seems to be straight out of the pages of the novel and both children and parents are enjoying it," puja committee secretary Pradip Kumar Tarafdar told PTI on Saturday. A 25ft Gulliver is shown landing in the world of Liliputs where the houses are about his waist high. West Bengal minister and Mayor Firhad Hakim, who is the chief organiser of 'Chetla Agrani Durga Puja Committee' said, "Our tagline is "Kolkata Choliayachhe Norite Norite" (Kolkata keeps moving from past to future).

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