Basantaka (1874/75) - illustrations

Basantak (1874/75) - illustrations

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Basantak started publication from 31st of January 1874, just one month after the appearance of the first cartoon magazine in Bangla, Harabola Bhand. Prananath Datta, the editor of this periodical, was an activist of the Municipal Movement in Calcutta. The main demand of the movement was active participation of Indians in the Calcutta Corporation. This illustrated periodical with cartoons on the mismanagement of the city, its thoughtless implementation of arbitrary laws and various caricatures on social issues was used as a tool to justify the cause of the Municipal Movement. The illustrator of Basantak was Girindrakumar Datta, an activist of the movement. The periodical continued only for two years, but is a landmark in the history of political cartoons in the Bangla language.

Document type: Periodical
Date: 1875
Language ot external resource: Bengali
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2010 12:18
Faculties / Institutes: Research Organisations / Academies > Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
DDC-classification: Generalities, Science
Controlled Keywords: Bengali, Politik, Karikatur, Zeitschrift, Geschichte 1874-1875
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bengali , Politik , Karikatur , Zeitschrift , Geschichte 1874-1875, Bengali, Political Science , Cartoon Illustrations , History 1874-1875
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Zeitschriften - Bengali und Assamesisch > Basantaka
Volume: 1874/75