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.