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Title Nabya Bangla
Document Type Journal
Language Bengali
Publisher Name Sri Biswanath Ray


Founded in 1346 B.S. (1939), Nabya Bangla was a nationalist Bengali monthly. The journal was first published from Alaka Press, Calcutta, and later at New Bharati Press. The first editor was Sudhir Chandra Basu. Two of the later editors were Shantashil Das and Nishikanta Basu. Nabya Bangla was a literary journal with a parallel focus on contemporary affairs. The journal published short stories, novels, poems and plays along with essays, reminiscences, travelogues, news, book reviews, obituaries, and letters to the editor.


The section ‘Durbine Duniya’ (World through Binoculars) offered views on international politics. Other segments were ‘Chitra-Natya’ on films, theatre and dance; ‘Khela-Dhula’ (Games and Sports); ‘Mahila Majlis’ (Women’s Forum); ‘Samayiki’ (Current Affairs); ‘Sthaniya Sambad’ (Local News); ‘Nabya-Bangla Chhatra Sansad’ (Nabya-Bangla Students’ Forum) publishing students’ writings and their concerns; ‘Pustak Porichoy’ for book reviews; and ‘Chithi-Patra’ (Letters to the Editor).


Published articles included Bijaylal Chattopadhyay’s ‘Biswa Somsoyar Somadhane Bharater Dayitta’ (India’s Responsibility in Resolving Global Problems); Amal Chandra Ghatak’s ‘Bank o Banking’ (Banks and Banking); Sisir Sengupta’s ‘Pakistaner Porikolpona’ (Plan for Pakistan); Pramathanath Bishi’s ‘Ekti Smaraniya Din’ (A Memorable Day); and Pramathanath Ray’s ‘Rajnitibid Rabindranath’ (Rabindranath, the Diplomat).


The journal published biographical essays on famous personalities; for example, Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Gandhiji.

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