Bangiya Sahitya Parishat

Bangiya Sahitya Parishat is a literary society in Maniktala of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Established during the time of the British Raj, its goal is to promote Bengali literature, both by translating works in other languages to Bengali and promoting the production of original Bengali literature.

Bangiya Sahitya Parishat
Bangiya Sahitya Parishad - Kolkata.JPG
Façade of Bangiya Sahitya Parishat building
Other nameবঙ্গীয় সাহিত্য পরিষৎ
Established23 July 1893; 128 years ago (23 July 1893)
FocusStudy and development of the Bengali Language and Literature.
PresidentBaridbaran Ghosh
Formerly calledBengal Academy of Literature
Address243/1, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata-700006
Location, ,
Websitebangiyasahityaparishat.org
Bangiya Sahitya Parishad
6 December 1908

The organisation was founded by L. Leotard and Kshetrapal Chakraborty in 1893. Then it was known as The Bengal Academy of Literature.[1] On 29 April 1894, the name of the society itself was changed to Bangiya Sahitya Parishat. 1894 saw the first officers, with Romesh Chunder Dutt as the first president and Rabindranath Tagore and Navinchandra Sen as vice presidents.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ সম্পাদক সমীপেষু: ঐতিহ্যের ইতিহাস. anandabazar.com (in Bengali). 6 August 2020. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  2. ^ Mozammel, Md Muktadir Arif (2012). "Vangiya Sahitya Parishad". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. (eds.). Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh.