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First publication page
Title Sachitra Sisir
Document Type Journal
Language Bengali
Publisher Name Shri Sisirkumar Basu
Publisher Region Calcutta

Documents available for this title

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume IV

Volume XXX

Volume XXXI

Volume XXXII

Suggested Keywords

Art, film, theater, culture, fiction, poetry, Bijoyratna, Majumdar, Calcutta, India

Commentary

Started in 1330 B.S. (1923), Sachitra Sisir was a Bengali weekly journal of literature, the fine arts, film and theater. Edited by Bijoyratna Majumdar, the journal contained illustrations and cartoons. Paintings of Indian and foreign artists were also reproduced. The journal published poems, stories, novellas and plays, commentaries, biographical notes and obituaries, and news items. A section for book reviews was later added to the journal.

 

Every issue of Sachitra Sisir usually began with a comic illustration, such as ‘Borer Bazar’ (The Market for Grooms); ‘Koner Haat’ (The Market of Brides); ‘Bangalir Chhele’ (A Bengali Boy); ‘Adhunik Mokhsha’ (Modern Salvation); ‘Ekabinsha-Shatabdi-Nari-Charitam’ (Women in the Twenty-first Century); ‘Notun Kichhu Koro’ (Try Something New); ‘Poruye Khoka’ (Book-worm of a Boy); and ‘Dui Dik’ (Both Sides).

 

The journal’s contributors included Sisir Kumar Basu, Bijoyratna Majumdar, Kumudranjan Mallick, Dinesh Chandra Sen, Prabhat Kiran Basu, Jatindra Kumar Sen, and Manindranath Ray. Some women authors contributed regularly to the journal: Sarojbasini Gupta, Suruchiubala Ray, Sukumari Mitra, Purnima Devi, Manasi Ghoshjaya, Prabhabati Devi Saraswati, Snehasila Basu, Umalata Ghosh, Bisweswari Devi, Maya Devi (Basu), Sushama Sengupta, and Giribala Devi. Published articles included Biman Bihari Majumdar’s ‘Shorosh Shatabdir Ekjan Banga Mahila’ (A Bengali Woman of the Sixteenth Century); ‘Banglar Nrityakala o Nartaki’ (Dance Forms and Dancers of Bengal) and ‘Madhusudaner Swadeshikata’ (The Patriotism of Madhusudan); Aparesh Chandra Mukhopadhyay’s ‘Rangamanche Bankim Chandrer Probhab’ (Theatre and the Influence of Bankim Chandra); Dinesh Chandra Sen’s ‘Sadhak Ramprasad’ (The Devotee Ramprasad); Gopaldas Gangopadhyay’s ‘Hanseswari Mandire’ (At the Hanseswari Temple); and Kaliprasad Ghosh’s ‘Prachin Mishorer Debdebi’ (The Deities of Ancient Egypt). The journal’s illustrations were done by Bhubanmohan Mukhopadhyay, M. Datta, Hemendranath Majumdar, Satish Chandra Singha, Bhabani Charan Laha, Jatindra Kumar Sen and Binay Krishna Basu.

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