The Lowland

The Lowland

by

Jhumpa Lahiri

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The largest festival in West Bengal, Durga Pujo (sometimes Durga Puja) is a major festival of Hinduism held for 10 days in the Hindu month of Ashvina, which overlaps with the Gregorian months of September and October. The festival celebrates the victory of the warrior goddess Durga—who is charged with protecting peace, prosperity, and goodness from evil forces—over the demon king Mahishasura.
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