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Title Sri Bharati
Document Type Journal
Language Bengali
Publisher Name Sri Prankrishna Seal
Publisher Region Calcutta

Description

Started in 1345 B.S. (1938), Sri Bharati was a Bengali monthly journal on education, religion and philosophy. Its chief editors were Amulyacharan Bidyabhushan and Khagendranath Mitra. The journal was published from the Indian Research Institute, Calcutta. The journal’s editorial board included the scholars Pramathanath Tarkabhushan, Bidhusekhar Sashtri, Surendranath Dasgupta, Benimadhab Barua, Binay Kumar Sarkar, Kalidas Nag, and Chintaharan Chakraborty. The stated objective of the journal was to disseminate the knowledge of Indian Sastras or traditional religious literature. Sri Bharati published essays, commentaries, news articles, book reviews and obituaries. The journal had the regular sections ‘Bibidha Prasanga’ (Various Matters), ‘Amader Kotha’ (About Us), ‘Pustak Somalochona’ (Book Reviews), ‘Nutan Grantha Sanbad’ (Information about New Books), ‘Puratan Patrika’ (Old Journals), ‘Samayik Sahitya’ (Contemporary Literature), and ‘Samayik Sanbad’ (Contemporary News).

Published articles included Jatindramohan Bhattacharya’s ‘Bangla Abhidhaner Upadan’ (Sources for the Bengali Lexicon); Amulya Charan Bidyabhushan’s ‘Sanskrita Sastra Bisharad Mushalman Lekhakgan’ (Expert Muslim Writers of Sanskrit Sastra); Kalidas Mukhopadhyay’s ‘Jayasir “Padmabat” ebong Alaol’ (Jayasi’s ‘Padmavat’ and ‘Alaol’); Satish Chandra Seal’s ‘Bharati Mahabidyalay’ and ‘Prachin Bharater Shikhsha o Sabhyata’ (The Education and Civilization of Ancient India); Khagendranath Mitra’s ‘Baishnab Sadhana’ (Vaishnava Worship); Probodh Chandra Sengupta’s ‘Mahakabi Kalidaser Kalnirnay’ (Determining the Chronology of the Great Poet Kalidasa); and Bibhutibhushan Chattpadhyay’s ‘Pataliputra’. The journal serially published the translation of ‘Arsheya Brahmanam’, a Vedic text.

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