Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Extract taken from an article Bangalir Sanskritir ItihSE KICHU HARANO BOI by Sri Dhananjoy Roy.
Some original journals of Rungpur sahitya parishad are available in our family collection.Interested readers may contact the Blogger via e-mail provided in bloggers profile.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Sarada Prasad Lahiri, the grand-father of this blogger, who was one of the delegates representing Rungpur district figures in the above image.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It has been mentioned hereinbefore that The Rungpur Sahitya Parishad contributed substantially for the furtherance of Bengali literature and culture .In order to understand the extent of Bengali intellect of that time some works which were carried in the Parishad’s journal are cited here.( It would be seen that the Parishad gave special importance to history.language,literature.e.t.c).Sherpurer itihas by Haor gopal Daskundu,Pandunogore shri Danujmordon dev o Mahendra dever abhyudoyer kalnirnoy by Provash Chandra Sen,Lakshanaboti ba adim Gaur by Jotindra Nath Majumder.Banger palrajagon by kalikanta Biswas,Bankimchandra smritipuja by Prokash Chandra Chowdhuri,Divya Vim smrity by Paresh Chandra Saha,Bankimjuger oupanyasik Taraknath Biswas by Hemchandra Chakraborty,Bonge naya charcha by Jogesh Chandra Vidyabhushan,Hindu darshoniker laksha path by Vobo Ranjan Tarka Tirtha,Tantrer bishesotyo by Purnendu Mohan Sehanobis,Bagurar puratotto by Rajendra lal Acharya,Uttorbonger puratottanusandhan by Akshya Kumar Maitra,Banrajar bari by Kedar nath sen,Dharmapaler tamrashason by Padma Nath Bhattacharya,Gobindo mishrer Gita by Panchanon Sorkar,Paharpurer puraton stup by Shri Ram Maitra….
Sunday, June 22, 2008
In it’s fifth literary conference, a Committee named Kamrup Anushandhyan Samity ,was formed to carry out archaeological exploration in the Kamrup region. An article titled Kamrup Shashonaboly was carried in it’s journal highlighting the details of it’s findings on some stone and copper inscriptions. The translations with reference to the original texts were discussed at length.
Under the auspices of the Parishad a literary and archaeological museum was set up in Rungpur.The Parishad had a huge collection of brick and stone inscriptions, statues, ancient coins,artifacts,photographs of some monuments scattered over various regions of Assam and North-Bengal. A few original manuscripts were collected by the persons authorized by the Parishad. These were kept as literary archaeive..Two of such manuscripts which are worth mentioning were by Bisharad (The Virat & Karna episode of the Mahabharata) and Heyat Mahmood (Ambiabani),which were more than two hundred years old at that point of time.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
In order to promote literary interests among the people of North-Bengal and Assam, the Parishad organized annual conferences (Uttar-Banga Sahitya Sammilan). The first such gathering was held on 27th June, 1908 at Rungpur. The following are the details of first six such conferences:
Akshay Kr. Maitra Panchanan, B.L(President)
Pandit Bhabani Prasanna Lahiri, Kabya-Byakarantirtha(President of the Reception Committee);
Surendra Chandra Roy Chowdhury( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
Mahamahopadhyay Pandit Raj Jadabeshwar Tarkaratna(President)
Benimadhav Chaki, B.L. (President of the Reception Committee);
Suresh Chandra Dasgupta, B.L. ( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
22 &23 January,1910
Pandit Padmanath Vidyabinod, Tatwasaraswati, M.A., Srihatta. (President)
Raja Prabhat Chandra Barua Bahadur (President of the Reception Committee);
Dwijesh Chandra Chakraborty, M.A., B.L. ( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
09 &10 January,1912
Prof. Jadunath Sarkar, M.A. (Rajshahi). (President)
Krishnalal Chowdhury, (President of the Reception Committee);
Radhesh Chandra Seth, B.L. ( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
06 &07 April, 1913
Shashadhar Roy, M.A., B.L.(Pabna) (President)
Kalicharan Sen, B.L. (President of the Reception Committee);
Jibeshwar Panda, Uttam Chandra Barua. ( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
13 &14 June, 1913
Hon’ble Justice Asutosh Chowdhury, B.A.(Cambridge), Bar-at-Law(Pabna) (President)
Maharaja Girija Nath Roy Bahadur, (President of the Reception Committee);
Jogindra Chandra Chakraborty, M.A., B.L. ( Secretary of the Reception Committee).
To be continued....
Friday, June 13, 2008
Any organization requires financial patronage to carry on its activities. Monetary support came from various quarters viz. Maharaja Nripendra Narayan of Coochbihar, his son Rajendra Narayan and Annada Mohan Roy Chowdhury(Zamindar of Tapar).
The Parishad started publishing a quarterly journal named “Rungpur Sahitya Parishad Patrika” from September’1906. Till 1912, Shri Panchanan Sarkar played the role of its editor. He was succeeded by Pandit Bhabani Prasanna Lahiri of Naldanga. Emulating the tradition of the Bengal Asiatic Society Journal, the Parishad used to publish essays on subjects as diverse as Archeology, Linguistics etc. and descriptions of ancient manuscripts in the journal. It also used to publish the minutes of Parishad’s monthly and yearly gatherings in the journal’s appendix. (To be continuded....)