Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Boat in Sculture

In search of land.
Present Migration through Waterways.
Ambition and crisis.
BOAT the medium.

Sculpture by KS Radhakrishnan
AM Studio
4/66A, Bijaygarh. Kolkata
Till March 1, 2019

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Bengal Riverine Landscape: Amta, Howrah

Moored near own house

Traditional wharf (ghat). Note steps made of palm trunk

Salti, traditional wooden boat


Fish hunting

Fish hunting posture


Positing of helmsman

Traditional dugout (Taler Donga)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Donga: Dugout made of Palmyra Palm (Tal)

  • water bi-cycle of rural Bengal
  • character of low lying areas 
  • used in household purpose
  • single user boat

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

CHHOT: a typological boat of Bengal

lost her glory
follow shell as well as frame first technology
mainly used for riverine as well as coastal fishing
sailing boat transformed into motorized boat
creation of Namasudras, a fishing caste of Bengal
located Shyampur, Howrah District
August 11, 2018
hulk planking

Stem head as the head of Kastha Buri

boat makers guild

Friday, August 24, 2018

Nouka: Sand carrier. Carpentry of Balagarh, Hugli District

Nouka of Balagarh. Act as cargo. carry sand. Length 30 haat (45 feet). made of Babla (Acacia variety).
Area of operation: Barddhaman District

Monday, August 20, 2018


Pauka, a traditional wooden boat of Bengal. Pauka is used for fishing as well as cargo. Number of boats drastically fallen but still there are some boats. 

Friday, August 3, 2018

Interview in BBC Radio, London. August 6, 2018

BBC Radio Current Affairs, London will broadcast a story under the heading
and the topic is
It is an interview with me about my passion, my research work and its execution.
It will be telecast on
Monday 6 Aug 2018
Local time

Monday, July 9, 2018

a documentary on boat by Somjit Bhattacharyya

A documentary by Mr. Somjit Bhattacharyya on exhibition held at Howrah Book Fair- 2016.  Exhibition was on Heritage Boats of Bengal.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Published articles on Boat Museum

Published articles on Boat Museum

Boat Museum: A story in Deccan Herald (June 3, 2018) written by Ranjita Biswas

Story by Deepanjan Ghosh

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monsoon saga: Ghatal Diary 2017

A Journey towards প্লাবন/FLOOD

Flooded area. Each year left bank of River Silabati inundated

Pantoon on River Silababti. Ghatal Town is visible on left bank

Each house is built on top of a mound. the height of mound can be upto 21 feet in height 

Newly built concrete houses are also kept ground floor as vestigial. Note presence of traditional boat as medium of transport

Typical Taler Donga



local transport

PEUKO: a recent development made of tin sheet

Own transport. Recent development

Flood and transport. Note: presence of traditional as well as newly developed types 

Coexistence:Traditional as well as modern

Way of propulsion. Note; opening of the stern end blocked by mud

Fishing in flood water is a common sporting event

Method of fishing

One method of crossing a river by boat

Transport of Bamboo from upstream

Wharf in flooded area

Temporary wharf