Murshidabad Zilla Little Magazine Mela, a two-day long little magazine fair started at Grant Hall in Behrampore on Saturday.
Some editors, poets and writers associated with little magazines of Murshidabad district formed a committee earlier to hold the event in the line with book fairs.
The committee headed by poets, Mr Samir Ghosh and Mr Samit Mandal, involved Behrampore municipal authority that extended all possible helps to promote the fair,
The chairman of Behrampore municipality, Mr Nilratan Addhya and a folk culture researcher, Mr Shaktinath Jhan inaugurated the fair this afternoon.
One yearly magazine, Samoy (Time) edited by Mr Utpal Gupta, celebrated its golden jubilee last year.
Anubhab (Feeling), another yearly magazine, completed a decade since its first publication in 2009 and some special issues of the magazine on display carried write-ups on 100 years of painter Indra Dugar, Baaluchar (the place known for famous Baaluchari sari), history and culture of Jiaganj-Azimanj area etc, said Mr Samir Ghosh, editor of the publication.
Magazines displayed across 50 stalls of the fair included Chhapa-khanar Gali, Ekak Maatra, Orchestra, Maharnab, Nini, Srijani, Pori, Fossil, Samidh, Kheya, Chetak, Binirman, Aihik, Baishakhi, Tamas, Jungle-mahal, Kroncho-dwip.
During the inaugural programme, noted poets and writers of the district today opened some books including a novel authored by Niharul Islam, a collection of essays (published by Dhaka Grantha Kutir) by Mrs Sujata Bandyopadhyay, the principal of Behrampore Krishnath College. A new little magazine and a book of Mr Prakash Das Biswas was also published at the fair.