Desh - January 17, 2019

Publisher: ABP Pvt Ltd
Category: Culture, Politics
Language: Bengali
Frequency : Fortnightly

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Laying a role in shaping the cultural ethos of Bengalis over the years, Desh magazine has been the epitome of Bengali language and literature in India.  Desh — Born on November 24 1933, is the second publication from the house of ABP. A fortnightly, the magazine covers trends in literature, arts, science , current affairs and philosophy. Some renowned literary figures both past and present associated with Desh include Rabindranath Tagore, Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay, Jibanananda Das, Saradindu Bandyopadhyay ,Shibram Chakraborty, Syed Mujtaba Ali ,Abu Sayeed Ayub ,Subodh Ghosh ,Subhash Mukhopadhyay, Satyajit Ray ,Ramapada Chaudhuri ,Samaresh Basu, Samaresh Majumdar, Shankar, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Joy Goswami , Suchitra Bhattacharyya . An all-colour magazine since 2003, Desh encompasses an array of features from Mantabya, Probondho,  Bhraman , Galpo ,Dharabahik Upanyash, Kabita, Shilpa-Sanskriti, Granthalok ,Chitipatra ,Seshkatha. Desh also brings forth special issues such as Desh Galpo Sankha and also Desh Boi Sankha during the Kolkata Book Fair .  Desh completed 80 years in 2013.

This issue of DESH features a coverstory on the eminent Bengali poet Nirendranath Chakraborty after his recent demise. There are two short write ups by Subodh Sarkar and Subhash Bhattacharyya. There is a science essay on silicon by Dwarakanath Basu. There is travelogue on York by Poulomi Somanya Gangopadhyay. The lead story of Mantabya section is on the farmers of India and their struggle for existence written by Angshuman Kar. The column of Sumit Mitra is continuing as well. The Serial write up on an analytical study on the songs of Rabindranath Tagore by Sudhir Chakraborty is continuing as well. The the novel ‘Jonakider Bari’ written by Smaranjit Chakraborty is continuing as well. The other sections like Granthalok, Shilpo Sanskriti, Galpo, Kabita are also included in the current issue.

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