Photography: Life at Adi Ganga (Tolly’s Nalla)

August 18, 2017 ART/PHOTOGRAPHY



Amlan Biswas


Adi Ganga, also known as Gobindapur Creek, Surman’s Nullah and Tolly’s Nullah, was the main flow of the Hooghly River from the 15th to 17th century but has subsequently virtually dried up.

Adi Ganga has recently become the focus of a number of community environmental initiatives. Ever since Tolly’s renovation the Adi Ganga remained a navigable river. However, the neglect of waterways in general and other factors such as population pressure and unplanned urbanisation caused further silting of Adi Ganga. It ultimately turned into a sewer channel for the south-western part of Kolkata.















Amlan Biswas

In August 2008, Amlan started his freelance photography career with an assignment from a regional bi-weekly newspaper in Calcutta, India. He studied Basic Photography at CHHAYAPATH CALCUTTA—-a premiere photography institution in KOLKATA, INDIA. He ranked 1st in the final examination. Eventually, he became club member and became salon chairman for 2012 and 2013 consecutively and run the salon successfully. He took part in various national and international salons up to 2013.He got moderate success in salon photography. His works has been exhibited in different exhibitions throughout the world. He has been awarded in different contest nationally. He is associated with different stock photo agencies (Getty Images, Drik Images, Camerocks, FotoLibra, Photospin, etc). He does documentary photography for several NGO and Corporate organizations including some national and international Govt. bodies. He is a regular contributor on different photojournalism website, mainly on DEMOTIX, associated with a BENGALI BI-MONTHLY news magazine, as a travel photographer/journalist on assignment basis, also with one of the leading E-COMMERCE website as its empanelled photographer. He takes part in various photography lectures, seminars and workshop whenever he gets time from his working schedule. He also works as a photography mentor for new comers. He did his graduation in COMMERCE (B.COM) from Calcutta University.

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