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Dhrubaa Mukherjee

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Dhrubaa Mukherjee is a PhD candidate in the English Literature and Language department at an American University. Her areas of interest include contemporary South Asian literature and culture, Indian cinema, Postcolonial, transnational, and feminist Discourses, and food and culture. She also authors a successful food blog titled Not A Curry.
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What Durga Pujo Can Teach India About Communal Harmony

The festival is more about coming together as a community, reveling in song, dance, art, food, and friendly banter, even with random strangers than about religion or devotion. The most important markers of Durga pujo, dhaaks (drums) and dhunuchi dance, are not religious, but Bengali cultural symbols that make the whole city gooseflesh together.
13/10/2015 8:24 AM IST