The Samadrusti came in to existence in the year 2005 at a time when corporations and media had become almost synonymous. After 9 issues, in July 1, 2006 it became a regular publication. It’s main objective is to highlighting the plight of farmers, tribals, dalits, women, peasants, artisans, workers, and aslo to focus on ecological devastations happening all around.
It is true that Vikalpa Vichar, a quarterly edited by the veteran socialist leader Sri Kisan Patnaik, had won the hearts of truth seeking readership but it had the limitations of a quarterly magazine. The Odia and Odisha Samikhya edited by Dr.Birendra Nayak of Vikalpa Sandhani Manch was published once in a year. Manisara Bartabaha Swabhiman edited by Sri Prafulla Samantara and Anwesa another periodical from Sambalpur edited by Dr.Golak Bihari Nath and Sri Saroj was just making its appearance felt. But all these publications were closed down with few publications.
A group of journalists, activists and intellectuals felt that people in Orissa need more and more frequently. This realization led to the formation of the Samadrusti Group. The Independent Media Group led by Bhaskar Paricha (writer and senior media person) and Sudhir Pattnaik (writer and activist) volunteered to shoulder the responsibility. Sudhir Pattnaik was authorised to lead the Samadrusti. initiative.The Samadrusti fortnightly has also inspired a few other initiatives by the group—Samadrusti TV (documentaries), Madhyantara – peoples’ video magazine, Samadrusti Mukta Vidyalaya and a number of publications.
The Samadrusti- a news fortnightly in Odia made its first appearance in January 2006. The first issue was released on January 22, 2006 by the former Lok Sabha Speaker Rabi Ray in the company of senior journalists Sampad Mahapatra and Prafulla Dash. Not a single issue has been dropped since then though the publication has been going through hard times. A group of trusted friends, subscribers, writers and a few personal friends of the Editor, who share similar concerns, have been with this independent media group since the beginning. The Samadrusti fortnightly has also inspired a few other initiatives by the group—Samadrusti TV (documentaries), Madhyantara – peoples’ video magazine, Samadrusti Mukta Vidyalaya and a number of publications. The electronic media and documentary work was inspired by the Lok Chitra Utsav/ Peoples’ Film Festivals being organized in Bhubaneswar since 2002.
An online edition of the magazine has been planned to enable readers across the globe to read the Samadrusti. However, launching of this has been delayed because of severe financial crisis. It is hoped that the print edition will see better days soon which will make the online edition a reality.
With the help of Samadrusti Trust, digital form of the magazine starting from benninig (2006) to June 2019 are presented here.
The table below lists the issues of Samadrusti and also provides links for downloading these. For easy downloading the volumes have been broken up into smaller parts with 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.
Sample pages have been provided for previewing the contents/quality before downloading the larger files. These will open in new browser tabs when clicked on.
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. To know more about this publication, please see the write up given below.
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୧
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୨
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୩
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୪
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ପ୍ରକାଶନ କ୍ରମ
Index – Chronological
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ଲେଖକ କ୍ରମ
Index – Authorwise