Weekly Bichitra

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Weekly Bichitra is a defunct weekly literary magazine.[1][2] It was owned by the Government of Bangladesh and edited by Shahadat Chowdhury.[3][4] The magazine has been described as a historic milestone and a pioneering magazine.[5][6]

Weekly Bichitra
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Cover of Weekly Bichitra of the first issue (1972)
EditorShahadat Chowdhury
CategoriesLiterary magazine
FrequencyWeekly
First issue1972
Final issue1997
CountryBangladesh
Based inDhaka, Bangladesh
LanguageBengali

HistoryEdit

Fazal Shahabuddin is the founding editor of the magazine.[7] It was founded in 1972.[8] Bichitra was the first publication in Bangladesh to issue a special Eid edition.[9] Ziaur Rahman talked about his role in the Bangladesh Liberation war and the leadership of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in an article in the magazine in 1972.[10][11] On 17 May 1978, the Tokai, by Rafiqun Nabi, was first published in the magazine. The cartoon would go on to achieve iconic status in Bangladesh.[12]

On 7 December 1991, Sufia Kamal gave an interview to the magazine about her memories of Bangladesh Liberation war.[13] The executive editor, Shahriar Kabir, was fired by the magazine for his involvement in Gono Adalat.[14] Shahadat Chowdhury served as the editor of the magazine until 1997.[15][16] The government stopped publication of the magazine in 1997.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shamsur Rahman's 84th birth anniversary today". The Daily Star. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  2. ^ Munim, Rifat. "Awaiting the Special Eid Issues". archive.thedailystar.net. Star Weekend Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Stories". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Rhyme and reason". The Daily Star. 25 March 2010. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Shahadat Chowdhury: A Tribute". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Shahadat Chy pioneer of modern journalism". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Poet Fazal Shahabuddin passes away". The Daily Star. 10 February 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  8. ^ Schendel, Willem van (12 February 2009). A History of Bangladesh. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781316264973.
  9. ^ Waheed, Karim. "Readers' delight: Special publications on Eid". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  10. ^ "The times of General Ziaur Rahman". archive.thedailystar.net. The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  11. ^ Ahsan, Syed Badrul. "Ground Realities". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  12. ^ Rashid, Harun ur. "The myth of Tokaii". The Daily Star. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  13. ^ "I would rather die than sign any false statement". The Daily Star. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Gano Adalat". The Daily Star. 23 January 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Shahadat Chowdhury buried with state honour, people from all strata pay homage". bdnews24.com. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  16. ^ Chowdhury, Esha. "Freedom from life". thedailystar.net. Star Weekend Magazine. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Shahadat Chy's 2nd anniversary of death today". The Daily Star. 29 November 2007. Retrieved 10 March 2018.