The magazine which created a stir among the Odia periodicals – Sucharita – was launched in August, 1975. It was decided that the magazine will start in the International Year of Women and only women writers will contribute. The magazine ran for 27 years and major contributors to its pages were women writers. It provided a good forum for new writers.
Many women started writing for Sucharita and became established writers later. The magazine had several sections like story, poetry, novels, travelogue etc. Besides these it had features like household tips, cookery, sewing which was an attraction for common women. The main objective of this magazine was women should write on women’s problem which will create greater awareness among women.
The magazine was edited by Sakuntala Panda and was managed by her husband Harihar Panda who looked after its printing, circulation etc. Their daughter Susmita Bagchi joined the effort first as associate editor and took over as the editor. After Sucharita a few women’s magazines appeared, but could not be as popular as Sucharita.
Some important serials of Sucharita
The table below lists the issues of 27 years of Sucharita in digital form and also provides links for downloading these. Each volume has been split into 4 parts to keep the file size small, but downloading may still take some time depending on the internet connection speed.
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. Clicking on the image or issues files will initiate download.
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. Please note that there could be some gaps as a few issues have not been found.
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୧
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୨
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୩
|ନମୁନା ଖଣ୍ଡ ୪
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ପ୍ରକାଶନ କ୍ରମ
Index – Chronological
|ରଚନା ସୂଚୀ – ଲେଖକ କ୍ରମ
Index – Authorwise