IFA@Kolkata | Exhibition: Works on Bengali Little Magazines | August 01 to 04, 2018 | Boi-Chitra Gallery

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA)
invites you to
An Exhibition of Works
on the printing and publishing of Bengali Little Magazines

organised by editor and publisher Susnato Chowdhury

August 01 to 04, 2018 | 03:00 PM to 07:00 PM | Boi-Chitra Gallery
No 15 Bankim Chatterjee Street (2nd Floor, Indian Coffee House, College Street), Kolkata

Join us for an exhibition of works based on the printing and publishing of Bengali Little Magazines, produced during a two-phase workshop held in Uttarpara, Hooghly in West Bengal. The workshop was organised by editor, publisher, and writer Susnato Chowdhury. The exhibition will include a special section dedicated to Darjeeling's neglected magazines and their untold histories. This event will also include the release of a book based on the workshop, titled Mudran Karmashala: Little Magazine: File Copy.

About the Project:

Editor and publisher Susnato Chowdhury held a two-phase workshop in October 2017 in Uttarpara enquiring into the design and editing practices of Bengali Little Magazines. This project aimed to understand these practices in the current context of digital designing and desktop publishing. The workshop brought together eminent practitioners from Bangladesh and West Bengal and young editors and founders of little magazines to study methods of printing, software, fonts, designing, binding, and bookmaking; analyse earlier work; and create new examples. The exhibition is a culmination of the project.

Click here to read an interview with Susnato Chowdhury in Bengali and English in the IFA Newsletter!

Susnato Chowdhury is a senior journalist with ebela.in. He is also a writer; and the editor and publisher of the Bengali Little Magazine Bodhshabdo, since 1999. He was also a columnist and regular contributor to Bengali newspapers such as Anandabazar Patrika and Sangbad Pratidin. He has two published books titled Three A Shibtala Street (Offbeat, 2009) and Highway Highway (Ravana, 2015).

Susnato Chowdhury received a grant from India Foundation for the Arts, under the Arts Practice programme, with part support from Biocon Foundation.