The West Bengal government is holding a small magazine fair and literary convention from Wednesday to further the cause of independent small time and content-rich publishers.
The five-day expo will be held at the Rabindra Sadan-Nandan complex and will bring together 550 poets, writers and essayists, West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu said at a press conference on Tuesday evening. rice field.
Mr Basu, president of Bangla Academy, said an estimated 350 small Time magazine periodicals from different parts of the state will present their work for discerning readers.
More than 100 authors and more than 400 poets from books to movies, world situations in small magazines, readings from popular stories by young and famous authors published in various editions of small magazines, etc. Participate in literary discourse on the issue.
13 commemorative awards will be established, including Shakti Chattopadhyay Smarak Samman, Somen Chanda Smarak Samman. There is also a little magazine Smarak Samman.
A 200th anniversary issue of Meghnadbad Kavya’s eponymous poet, Michael Madhusudhan Dutta, will be published at a small magazine fair with an exhibition of his life and work.
Small magazines are a unique and integral part of the Bengali literary world, with small time independent publishers publishing content-rich editions.
Notable poets like Sunil Gangopadhyay and Shakti Chattopadhyay were all actively involved with small magazines. The late Sumitra Chatterjee was involved with Eksian, a small magazine whose cover was illustrated by Maestro Satyajit Ray. To this day, hundreds of small magazines are published statewide, featuring many talented poets and writers.
Poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay is also the product of small magazines in the early stages of his career before being spotted by major publications.
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