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Title Tili-Samachar
Document Type Journal
Language Bengali
Publisher Name Hridoy Krishna Kundu
Publisher Region Calcutta


Started in 1326 B.S. (1919), Tili-Samachar was an illustrated Bengali monthly of the Tili community of Bengal. Patronized by Maharaja Sir Manindrachandra Nandi of Kasibazar, the journal was the mouthpiece of the Bangiya Tilijati Sammilani, a community organization. The journal’s first editor was Hridoy Krishna Kundu. The journal published articles, poems, news, obituaries, and advertisements. Tili-Samachar published articles on the social, physical, moral and material development of the Tili community.


Published articles included ‘Surendranath Ray’s ‘Amrita Bazar Patrika o Tili-Jati’ (Amrita Bazar Patrika and the Tili Community) and ‘Tili-Jatir Bartaman Abosthar Unnatir Upay’ (Ways to Improve the Tili Community’s Present Condition); Sudhamoy Pal’s ‘Swajatir Proti Kartabya’ (Duties Towards One’s Own Community); Lalitmohan Pal’s ‘Tili Sammilanir Kotha’ (The Story of Tili Sammilani); and Dinendra Kumar Ray’s ‘Pujay Probas’ (Puja Travels). The journal also published the proceedings of the monthly meetings of the executive committee of the Tilijati Sammilani.


The journal informed of marriages and deaths in the community.

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