Prabasi (Bengali: প্রবাসী) was a monthly Bengali language literary magazine edited by Ramananda Chatterjee.
Prabasi was founded by Ramananda Chatterjee in 1901 and ran for over 60 years. It published many important Bengali authors, the most significant being Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore who published regularly in it from 1914 until his death.It is no exaggeration to say that Tagore’s major creations reached Bengali homes through [Prabasi There were over 350 contributors during its existence, including most of the major poet and prose writers of the day.The National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh said “Prabasi’s fame remains almost unsurpassed by any other Bengali periodical From 1901 to 1905 it was published in Allahabad Then it was headquartered in Kolkata.
When Prabasi first appeared, it pioneered a mix of book excerpts, poetry and one-act plays, alongside reviews and essays. It also included serialized fiction, including Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora (1907-1909). It also included articles on history, art, archaeology, sociology, education, literature and literary theories, scientific topics, and travelogues. The magazine was known for its art and illustrations. It was the first ever periodical in Bengali to feature a reproduction of a photograph on its cover purely for the sake of illustration.[self-published source?] Prabasi gave the chance to women to prove themselves as write
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