Sharadiya Anandamela - Pujabarshiki Anadamela (আনন্দমেলা) Online Release Exclusively on WBRi Affiliate Bookstore



Washington Bangla Radio's affiliate online Book Store is now exclusively shipping Sharodiya Pujo-special Pujabarshiki Anandamela to the USA.

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Anandamela (আনন্দমেলা) is one of the most popular Bengali children's magazines from ABP / Ananda Bazar Patrika Group, Kolkata. Anandamela  has managed to survive for many decades while many other print magazines continue to disappear.Anandamela is published monthly from 6 Prafulla Sarkar Street, Kolkata 700 001.

The Anandamela Pujobarshiki has long been a must-have for Bengali homes with young kids. According to the ABP Group, Anandamela is the most widely read Bengali children’s magazine. With an enduring appeal across genders and age groups, it continues to celebrate the glory of companionship with its readers during their growing-up years. From science to sports, fiction to comics, adventure to astronomy — the magazine caters to the needs of a child’s psyche.

Though the magazine was launched in April 1975, its roots can be traced back to ‘Anandamela’ — the children’s section in Anandabazar Patrika, as early as 1940. Its sheer popularity kicked off the launch of Anandamela — the magazine. The noted film-maker Satyajit Ray, also a celebrated graphic designer of his time, designed its masthead.

Anandamela’s features range from short stories to novels, poems to comics, sports to science, crosswords to riddles and travel. Celebrated contributors include Satyajit Ray, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay among others. A range of characters such as Ray’s Professor Shonku and Premendra Mitra’s Ghanada shot to fame from the pages of Anandamela. Other characters include Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Kakababu, Samaresh Basu’s Gogol, Samaresh Majumdar’s Arjun, Bimal Kar’s Kikira and Moti Nandi’s Kalabati.

Anandamela has also been home to Saradindu Bandopadhyay’s Sadashiv and the foot-balling exploits of Roy of Rovers. The relaunch in July, 2003, presented a new-look, monthly Anandamela.

Anandamela was the first all-colour children’s magazine and the first to translate the immensely popular Tintin and Asterix into Bengali.

Circulation: 48,643 (Audit Bureau of Circulations July — December '08)
Readership: 4,77,000 (National Readership Survey 2006)