By Madhurita Goswami
Students and professionals belonging to the Bengali community in Chicago came together for a recent religious and cultural celebration.
Started at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) campus by a group of students in 2007, the celebration is centered around Durga, a Hindu Goddess.
It, however, has turned into “a huge picnic” and “a version of Christmas for Bengalis in Chicago”, according to 26-year-old Indrani Banerjee who is completing her Ph.D. in chemistry at UIC.
Photo at top: Bengalis across generations celebrate Durga Pujo in Chicago. (Madhurita Goswami)