BENGALI LITERARY SOCIETY
The Bengali Literary Society, as its name indicates, is an endeavour to bring out Bengali culture in its purest form. The Bengali Literary Society at St. Stephen’s College is renowned as a representation of Bengali culture and tradition in a college with students from all over the country expressing their own vibrant cultures. The Bengali Literary Society has always stood out not only because it represents one of India’s most culturally diverse areas, but also because it bridges linguistic divides and brings together individuals who love and are proud of Bengal’s language and culture.
It is one of the oldest societies, formed in 1920, and was re-founded and re-activated seven years ago by Adhiraj Ghosh.Among the main highlights of the society are the Adhiraj Ghosh Memorial Debate – named after one of the founders of the society, our annual Journal – Darpan, dealing with issues pertaining to the Bengali populace and diaspora in general, which saw articles from the students as well as places like Goats of Bangladesh last year and the much-loved Annual Bengali Lunch, which is not just another lunch, it’s a feast, even for the eyes.You may not only enjoy real and scrumptious Bengali cuisine, but also learn about Bengali culture. Aside from that, we have our regular chit-chat sessions, musical nights, movie screenings, and the celebration of PoilaBaisakh – better known as the Bengali New Year – all of which contribute to a sense of community among the society’s members.
We at the Bengali Literary Society take pleasure in referring to ourselves as not only a society, but an experience – a beautiful one – and encourage everybody to come and enjoy it!!
Anusha Biswas, President
Ananyo Chakraborti, Vice President
Debanjan Das, General Secretary
Meghashree Dev, Cultural Head
Anushka Roy, Publicity Head
Shweta Rao, Treasurer
Aamos Herald, Talks Coordinator
Rayan Chakrabarty, Cultural Coordinator
Tejasvi Gupta, Debate Coordinator
Veeraditya Podder, Publicity Coordinator
Sachin Yadav, Sponsorship Coordinator
Antaraa Zamina, Darpan Editor
Tentative list of events
- Adhiraj Ghosh Memorial Debate
- Annual Bengali Lunch
- Darpan Magazine