Esana is a research oriented literary magazine. It was launched at Cuttack Cuttack in September, 1980 under the editorship of Khetrabasi Naik. After the untimely death of Ketrabasi Naik in 1986, Labanya Naik and Krushna Charana Behera took over the editorship. At first it was published in March and October – two issues in a year. Later on it was published in April and December.
Literateurs like Chittaranjan Das, Krushna Charana Behera, Gaganendra Nath Dash, Narendra Nath Misra, Ketrabasi Naik, Kunja Bihari Dash have contributed to keep the magazine alive through the years. Intellectuals of that time were not interested in research, which troubled these literateurs deeply. So they took it as a challenge and started an organization, Odia Gabesana Parisad, in 1980. After the end of Prachi Samiti of Artta Ballabha Mohanty, it was the second such literary society, although its objectives were different.
The society carried out discussions on various topics, particulaly on those which were discussed little elsewhere. The discussions were then compiled into a reseach journal titled ‘Esana’ or were published in form of monographs. Regular features of Esana include discussions, book review, opinion and criticism. It covered not only literature, but also human sciences, social sciences, psychology, history, religion, philosophy and even natural science to an extent. Articles dealing with ancient literature and with unpublished writings of medieval period were given preference.
At the end, magazine gives a detailed account of it’s activities and the success stories of it’s members, It also lists the details of the research publications of its members. This has proven valuable later while compiling biographies.
Thus Esana is not only a literary magazine, but also an window for understanding the impact of literature on the political, social, cultural lifeof the people. .
(Source: Sambada Sahityakosa)
The table below lists the issues of Esana and also provides links for downloading these. For easy downloading the issues made into smaller file size, but it may still take some time depending on the internet connection speed. Clicking on the image or issues files will initiate download.
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Indexes of the available issues have been presented in which articles have been arranged both chronologically and authorwise. This will help in searching for a particular articles.
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୧
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୨
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୩
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୪
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ପ୍ରକାଶନ କ୍ରମ
Index – Chronological
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ଲେଖକ କ୍ରମ
Index – Authorwise