Art and Culture

  • Fabricate (Fabric of) Art n°2

    Trimukhi Platform

    Published by Trimukhi Platform with the support of the Publication Assistance Programmes of the Institut français and launched in Kolkata (India) on December 1 2017 at Oxford Bookstore and Alliance Française du Bengale, the second issue of FABRICATE (FABRIC OF) ART • FABRIQUE DE L’ART (194 pages and 750 grammes) contains short essays, poetical texts and visuals works by 23 artistes and scholars from India, France, Pakistan, Brazil, UK, Italy, Belgium, Mexico, Japan, Colombia, US, Tchad, Rumania and Canada. The purpose is concrete and simple: stimulating the thought, awakening desire for the arts.

    1100.00 | 21.99
  • Ikkeesvin Sadi Ki German Kahaniyan

    Jyoti Sabharwal | Priyada Padhye | Saswati Majumder

    650.00 | 14.99
  • Calcutta Lens and Bylanes

    Laura Amalir

    Laura Amalir has walked her lanes and bylanes of Calcutta for five years. Her lens has captured many well-known and many lesser known facets of the city. In the following pages she takes us through the green of botanical gardens, the riot of colour of flower market next to the Howrah Bridge, the exquisite craftsmanship of Kumartuli potters, the grandeur of the remaining mentions in North Calcutta and to the faded monuments British Raj in the Dalhousie Square. Later we stop at the College Street Coffee House to sip a hot coffee and witness intellectual debates take a walk through the arterial road of Chowringhee and reflect for a moment at the Park Street Cemetery. While there is silent in the Cemetery, Park Street itself Bustles with sound and charming night light. And not far from there is one of the oldest markets of the city which still calls itself New Market. After a tour a Jain Temple in North Calcutta a magnificent church and the iconic Victoria Memorial, the photographer winds down in the calm waters of the Rabindra Sarobar Lakes in South Calcutta.

    Rarely we find the writer and an artist in the same person, Amalir paints the texts of the photos that she frames. As a publishing house, it is a great feeling for us Sampark to present the volume to readers, travelers and Calcutta lovers.

    499.00 | 13.99
  • Travels In French India

    Jean-Claude Perrier

    Jean Claude-Perrier, journalist, writer and traveler, takes us on a journey through Mahe in Kerala, Pondicherry and Karikal in the Tamil lands, Yanaon in Andhra Pradesh and on to Chandernagore in Bengal. Written around the fiftieth year of the restitution of the colonies to India, this book is part travelogue and part history; it pens a never before picture of the towns that were once French India.

    2017 is seventy years of India’s independence. It is a moment to look back at the history of the different influences that washed the shores of India. The English influence, today predominant than any other, was one of them. It is important for the nation to explore the other sources which impacted Indian life. Jean Claude-Perrier opens up one such window. We get glimpses of the world of French India, little slices of France that live on in lesser known corners of India. And, in these former French colonies, France too lives on with a message that has inspired freedom lovers in India for two centuries or more:

    495.00 | 14.99