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Mr. Tarak Nath Roy

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Tarak Nath Roy finishing a carving he made in MESH Design Studio
Tarak Nath Roy, Susunia, W. Bengal

There is a spring of water in Susunia in W.Bengal not far from Bankura which is revered by Hindus. Lining the road to the holy place are craftsmen selling their stone carvings to tourists and pilgrims. Several years ago a Leprosy Mission project identified amongst the stone carvers Tarak Nath Roy and brought him to the notice of MESH.

Disabled by polio at a young age he spent long hours during his childhood watching the stone carvers work and discovered that he could also carve stone. Most days he makes religious statues for the tourists but MESH also found that he is a gifted and can work from pictures producing beautiful figures both religious and secular.

Carvings executed for MESH by Tarak Nath Roy
Carvings executed for MESH by Tarak Nath Roy

St0ne carving made by Tarak Nath Roy for MESH
St0ne carving made by Tarak Nath Roy for MESH






















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Special Commissions
We bring Tarak Nath’s work to your attention because we think you might like to commission him to make figures, or pictures for your home or company and we can help you to do that.

Please contact mathewkk@mesh.org.in or call 011 26965039 or 26568048 to find out more.