In a world of ephemeral magazines Anustup, a
Bengali-language periodical, has recently completed
the 50th year of its existence. Since its first publication
in 1966 Anustup has worked with polymathic aspirations.
Not limiting itself to the stereotype of little or big
magazines in Bengali, it has encouraged thoughtful essays
that cut across diverse disciplines. Anustup embraces
formal scholarship as well as enlightened rebellion.
It presents critical work that either breaks new ground
or assembles standard research in exciting combinations.
Published as a quarterly along with theme-based special
issues from time to time, Anustup keeps expanding its
readership and creates a distinguished taste.
Anustup is driven by a
sense of social responsibility. In its early days the
tumultuous seventies of the last century found reflection
in its pages. Over the years the journal widened its
horizons without shedding its fiercely independent character.
It has raised its voice against social inequities and
the anarchy of power but never made itself an organ
for cheap iconoclasm and avant-gardism. In all its publications
an ideological content is unmistakable. Anustup has
established itself as the leading forum for liberal
and radical thought in Bengali culture.
From the youthful little magazine emerged the larger
enterprise of a publishing house, the Anustup Prakashani.
Founded in 1970, it soon built up a model of parallel
publication, as distinct from the traditional publishing
establishment. Not only has it reorganized the oeuvre
of the magazine on the more solid basis of selections
and compendiums, it has grown as a publishing house
in its own right. Its one hundred-odd titles in Bengali
and English are some of the finest specimens of creative
writing and original thinking over an encyclopaedic
range of subjects. A list of our titles can be found
on the page Publications of this website.
Anustup, the journal and
the publisher, counts among its authors eminent scholars
and thinkers. In the socio-political and cultural context
it has had contributions from Debiprasad Chattopadhyay,
Hiren Mukerjee, Samar Sen, Hemango Biswas, Sankha Ghosh,
Sumanta Bandyopadhyay, Partha Chatterjee, Dipesh Chakrabarti,
Gautam Bhadra, Sudhir Chakraborty, Amiya Bagchi, Arindam
Chakrabarti, Sibaji Bandyopadhyay, and many other scholars
of repute. Young and promising scholarship also finds
in it an amiable host. In literature poets, novelists
and short story writers like Birendra Chattopadhyay,
Arun Mitra, Sankha Ghosh, Joy Goswami, Mahasweta Devi,
Swapnamoy Chakraborty, Amar Mitra and Bhagirath Mishra
are among past and present contributors and published
authors of Anustup; and as in the field of scholarship
new literary talent is recognized and given the exposure
Anustup derives as much
strength and prestige from its authors as from its readership.
Its readers are spread across India and Bangladesh,
and abroad; and respectable libraries and booksellers
keep copies of its issues and publications.
If you are not a reader yet, this profile may interest
you. You can become a subscriber of the journal by sending
cash, cheque or demand draft to the address given below.
The usual size of Anustup quarterly is 400-500 pages;
price Rs.300 only. Special issues are of larger size,
and generously illustrated.
Rates of Annual Subscription are:
For delivery by post within India: Rs.1000/-
For collection across the counter: Rs.900/-
For Institutions: Rs.1500/-
For regular issues price: Rs.500/-
For international subscribers: $20/- or equivalent
Life Subscription is Rs.10000/- (within India)
or $300/- (internationally).
You can buy our books as well as our journal directly
from us, or from any bookseller, or you may place your
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of ANUSTUP and payable in Kolkata, India.
Our address: ANUSTUP,
2E, Nabin Kundu Lane, Kolkata 700 009, India
Telephone: 91 33 22191937