A teen girl is helping her father in a potter’s village in Mankundu, West Bengal, India. Five years ago, they started the pottery in their home with a small loan from the Co-operative Bank. After making clay pots, they sell them in the local market of Chandanagar. It’s a simple story of a potter’s life. Photograph: Pranab Basak
Sara (painted clay disc) depicting the goddess Durga, riding upon her vehicle, the lion. The pair are shown vanquishing the demon Mahi?asura. Durga is flanked on either side by her children: on her left, Karttikeya and Sarasvati and on her right, Lak?mi and Ga?esa. The plate has a red background and black border. The figures are delineated in white.