Good news: Kolkata's big library of little magazines – NewsX

A man’s movement against the poor upkeep of little magazines — the independent, experimental periodicals run without a profit motive — in the city’s hallowed National Library has now blossomed into a flourishing collection numbering over 60,000. It all began on a sunny day in 1972, when Sandip Dutta, a student of the Scottish Church College, went to the National Library looking for little magazines, which have been an integral part of Bengali literature since the early 20th century, with their magnificent oeuvre of experimental and unconventional literature sans much commercial value. He was shown a heap of books tied in bundles, with more dust and worms in them than pages. That fateful day, the student vowed that some day he will establish a library dedicated only to little magazines.
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