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Title The Dawn and Dawn Society's Magazine
Document Type Journal
Language English
Publisher Name Lall Mohan Mullick
Publisher Region Calcutta

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Volume XIII

Volume XIV

Volume XV


The Dawn magazine was founded in 1897 by Satish Chandra Mukherjee, who also established the Dawn Society in 1902. The Dawn and Dawn Society’s Magazine was a monthly English journal, the New Series of the original Dawn magazine, and published from Calcutta. The journal reported on ‘India’s accounts of India’s achievements whether in the past or in the present, and the development of Swadeshi in all its aspects, Industrial, Educational, Social, etc., in the different provinces of India’. Each number of the journal was divided into three parts, each separately paged. Part I entitled ‘Indiana’ dealt mainly with history and education. Part II containing ‘Topics for Discussion’ focused on diverse aspects of national life, including politics, industry and art. Part III had two sections – ‘National Education Movement’ and ‘Students’ Column’. The journal published essays, commentaries, reports and lists.


The Indiana section focused on India’s manuscript libraries such as Jaina libraries, Saiva or Lingayet libraries or technical education in native Indian states like the Baroda State. Focused institutions and programs included the Central Technical Institute, Kala Bhavan of Baroda; Divisional Industrial Schools; Industrial Schools for Artisans; Schools for Forest Tribes; Industrial Training for Orphanages; and Schools for the Practical Training of the Patels.


Published articles included ‘Need for a Wider Swadeshi and of Swadeshi Exports from India – Sir Roper Lethbridge, K.C.I.E. on the Theory of Economic Drain from India’; ‘Meaning of the Word “Nation”: The Phrase “Indian Nation”: Views of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan’; ‘Indian Architectural Art: A Most Striking Contrast Between India and Europe – (1) Views of Mr. James Fergusson, D.C.L., F.R.S. (2) Views of Mr. Havell’; and ‘Crying Need for Industrial Swadeshi: Facts and Figures’.


The section ‘National Education Movement’ published information relating to the award of scholarships and free-studentships to the Bengal National College. This section published the course of lectures on moral education delivered at the college by Sir Gooroo Das Banerjee. The section also dwelt on the progress of national education outside the National Council as well as Bengal, and the movement for education of the depressed classes and the masses. ‘Students’ Column’ offered students’ views, for example, on urban life in India – a comparative assessment of the cities of Bombay and Calcutta, or discussions on the temples of Vrindavan or Jamalpur.

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