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Sahitya Samsad, Kolkata

Mahendranath Dutt who played a significant role in the country's freedom struggle founded the company in 1951. The first publications included well annotated volumes of the collected works of the makers of modern Bengali Literature in the second half of the nineteenth century, in reader-friendly format; a series of dictionaries at different levels for Bengali,and for transactions between Bengali and English; and collections of imaginatively illustrated nursery rhymes in Bengali. The three major lines of Samsad's publishing programme, defined at once, have developed over the years to encompass an enormous body of publications, covering both language and specialized theme dictionaries and encyclopaedias; children's books, including anthologies of the major writers for children in Bengali, authoritative works of reference on Indian collected works of major writers in Bengali.
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