Syambazar Five-Point Crossing

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Line and Wash, Sketchbook | 0 comments

Information from Wikipedia:

Shyambazar is a neighbourhood of north Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta) in the Indian state of West Bengal.

line and wash sketch of syambazar five point crossing

There was a big market in the area, which John Holwell called Charles Bazar. The present designation was conferred upon it by Sobharam Basak in honour of Shyam Rai (or Radha Gobinda / Krishna) the worshipped deity. The Basaks and the Setts were amongst the first to have settled in Sutanuti, after having cleared the jungles. Sobharam Basak was one of the wealthiest native inhabitants of 18th century Calcutta.

line and wash urban sketch

The statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose located at Syambazar five-point crossing was sculpted by Nagesh Yoglekar and was unveiled by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation in 1969. It is an equestrian statue that depicts Bose as seated on a horse with one leg up. Bose is seen wearing his military uniform.

Syambazar market is very crowded and it is the focal point of shopping in north Calcutta. Syambazar vies with the New Market and the Gariahat market as the most visited markets in Kolkata.

Inside the Syambazar market, near a shop that sells pickles and snacks…

urban sketching line and wash…and a shop that sells garments….

urban sketching line and wash


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