Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Sharadiya or Pujabarshiki

Sharadiya is the pioneer portal which has single handedly attempted to restore the old magazines of Bengal.
The 70s’ of Bengal, popularly known the era of Bengal’s revolution, also witnessed an emergence of young minds, authors and poets. The college street area, the coffee house tables and canteens of both Presidency College and the Calcutta University saw a surge of young guns writing pamphlets and little magazines which got published in puja magazines like Anandamela, Sharadiya from Ananda publishers and many more. The strong write ups in Bengali inspired people from all languages to write constituting a small yet vibrant literary meet in Bengal. Those writings with time has lost its importance and gone into oblivion. Sharadiya attempts to preserve those writings in their original form so that the forth coming generations of Bengal are not forbidden from the reading and experiencing these great creations of Bengal.

Durga Puja brings with itself joy, laughter and merriment for the year. Puja is the time for new dresses, delicious food, new music releases and Puja Barshiki. The books released during the festive season have become an indispensable part of our lives. Children, the young and the old are all fond of these magazines. Eminent publishing houses come out with special editions with numerous exciting stories. Puja Barshiki has interesting articles, novels and short stories from well-known authors.
Some popular Puja barshiki or Sharadiya puja Sankhya are Pujabarshiki Anandamela, Shuktara, Desh, Sharadiya Anandabazar Patrika, Sananda, Nabakallol, Bartaman, Sharadiya Patrika, Pujabarshiki Anandalok, Sharadiya Bhraman, Kishore Bharati etc.

Cover photo of Various Sharadiya or Puja Barshiki issue 
 Cover photo of Various Sharadiya or Puja Barshiki issue