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Mishtis of Bengal: Concentrating on forms

To understand the variety of shape of sweets, I took the following sweets for my references: Chandrapuli: Moon shaped sweet with khoya stuffing. One of the most juicy and mouth watering sweet made with flour and milk (khoya). A Bengali specialty. Server usually during special festivals. It takes time to prepare but it is worth it. […]

Mishtis of Bengal: Sandesh

Sandesh (Bengali: সন্দেশ Shôndesh, Hindi: संदेश) is an Indian dessert. It is popular in Bengal region (present independent Bangladesh and West Bengal, a province of India) and also rest of India. It is created with milk and sugar. Some recipes of Sandesh call for the use of chhena (Indian cheese) or paneer instead of milk. Some people in the region of Dhaka call it Pranahara (literally, heart ‘stealer’) which is a softer […]

Mishtis of Bengal: Rasgulla and Langcha

While reading up on the the wide array of sweets, I tried concentrating on a selected list of sweets to do my final illustration artworks on. The following are the list of sweets I read up upon and some brief trivia on each of them to build the content of my illustrations. I am concentrating […]

Visual Style References: Ekkhon by Satyajit Ray

Book covers of Ekkhon by Satyajit Ray have a strong contrast and an interesting play of typography.

Visual Style References: Khirer Putul

Khirer Putul by Obonindronath Thakur is a novel and a jewel of bengali children’s literature. Abanindranath Tagore: Abanindranath Tagore (Bengali: অবণীন্দ্রনাথ ঠাকুর) (7 August 1871 – 5 December 1951), was the principal artist of the Bengal school and the first major exponent of swadeshi values in Indian art. He was also a noted writer, particularly […]

Visual Style References: Pather Panchali

Pather Panchali (Bengali: পথের পাঁচালী, Pôther Pãchali, [pɔt̪ʰer pãtʃali], English: Song of the Little Road) is a 1955 Bengali drama film written and directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of theIndian state of West Bengal. Based on Bibhutibhushan Bandopadhyay’s 1929 Bengali novel of the same name, the film was the directorial debut of Ray. The first film of The Apu Trilogy, it depicts the childhood of the […]

Visual Style References: The Art of Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray  (2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) was an Indian Bengali motion-picture director, writer, and illustrator who brought the Indian cinema to world recognition with Pather Panchali(1955; The Song of the Road) and its two sequels, known as the Apu Trilogy. As a director Ray was noted for his humanism, his versatility, and his detailed control over his […]