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Boat Making

Moored on the Hooghly riverfront, a fishing dinghy cuts a sorry figure

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A mistry and his apprentice bend a wood piece for the hull

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

The Balagarh boat-making industry fed generations of skilled craftsmen and their families, but waning demand for such boats is slowly killing the trade

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

A mistry hard at work in Balagarh

Photograph by Sandipan Chatterjee

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