About Bangiya Sahitya Parishat
Established on 23 July (8 Shraban 1300 BS), 1893, Bangiya Sahitya Parishat is a Society (Registered under the Registration of Societies Act – Registration No. S/1450/1899-1900) which has not only the study and development of the Bengali Language and Literature as its main objective but also has cultural, historical, archaeological, sociological and other scientific studies and researches with special reference to Bengal within the scope of its investigation.
Bangiya Sahitya Parishat Library was established in 1894 (1301 BS) mainly at the inspiration of Acharya Ramendrasundar Trivedi. The library, which started with a handful of books donated by a few authors, publishers, editors of periodicals and well-wishers essay editer has now in its collection 1,01,719 books and 17,558 journals. The collection includes very rare and valuable books as well as many rare 19th century periodicals in Bengali and English such as ‘Digdarshan’, ‘Samachar Darpan’, ‘Samachar Chandrika’, ‘Friend of India’ etc. Besides Bengali books, the library has a fairly good collection of books in Sanskrit, English and Hindi also.
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