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Silk River 2017, Kolkata

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Started on December 6, a group of contemporary artists, historians, writers and musicians from the UK and India have set out on a unique 11-day-long journey to explore the relationship between the two countries. The journey on river Hooghly will begin from Azimganj in Murshidabad and culminate at Batanagar in Kolkata on December 16. The Silk River 2017 project is aimed at creating awareness of the Indo-British cultural relationship by engaging communities who live alongside both rivers – Hooghly and Thames. Participants would work across 20 locations from Murshidabad and Batanagar to the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Southend. The ‘Silk River India Walk’ – the second leg of the project, will see the international community gather to explore the heritage of the region through walks, seminars and cultural programmes.

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