Ghurni in Nadia district is located adjacent to river Jalangi. The place can be reached by train from Kolkata to Krishnanagar and thereafter by road. It is 3 km away from the nearest railway station Krishnanagar. Total travel time is around 3 hours. Ghurni is about 140 km away from Kolkata and well connected by bus.
Ghurni is the centre for the production of clay dolls, often referred as Krishnanagar clay dolls. Around 500 people of this area are engaged in clay doll making. The craftspeople live mostly in brick houses and have access to electricity and sanitation. The doll makers mostly belong to Pal community.
Krishnanagar Rajbari near Ghurni is a heritage building. The river Jalangi flows along the village of Ghurni. A new museum showcasing the heritage of Nadia is coming up. Asannagar a hub of Baul and Fakirs is also very near to Ghurni. Mayapur along the river Ganges is an hour’s drive by road.
A local artist in his workshop
Creations of the artists
The Roman Catholic Church near Krishnanagar
Proprietor: Cooperative Society
Contact Person: Jayanta Paul
Secretary, Ghurni Clay Doll & Terracotta Artisan Cluster Co-operative Industrial Society
Address: Ghurni Clay Doll & Terracotta Artisan Cluster Co-operative Industrial Society
Ghurni Kumar Para (near Ghurni Tarun Sangha)
P.O.: Ghurni, City: Krishnanagar,
District: Nadia, Pin: 741103
Ghurni Clay Doll & Terracotta Artisan Cluster Co-operative Industrial Society is a collective of 47 doll makers. Presently the eminent craftspersons like Biren Paul, Goutam Paul, Ganesh Paul, Subir Paul, Mriganka Paul etc. are associated with the society.
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