Our Story

Dinesh Chandra Chattopadhyay wanted to publish a magazine catering to teenagers and young adults, to nurture and encourage curiosity and creativity in young minds. Thus, Kishore Bharati was launched in 1968  amidst much fanfare from both young and not-so-young readers. The acclaim received persuaded him to step into book publishing and Patra Bharati was conceived in 1981. Till 2000, Patra Bharati was largely focused on books for children.

Tridib Kumar Chattopadhyay, his son and successor, decided to diversify the content offerings of Patra Bharati in 2000. That marked the beginning of creation of our eclectic catalogue consisting of varied genres, authors,  topics , stories, novels and so on.

The diversity in subject and content enables the brand to
appeal to a broad audience, transcending the barriers of age and literary preference.

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Our People

We have had the good fortune of working with the stalwarts of Bengali literature and culture. Sunil Gangopadhyay, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay, Samares Mazumdar, Sanjib Chattopadhyay, Prafulla Roy, Satyajit Ray, Soumitra Chattopadhyay, Suchitra Bhattacharya, Sankha Ghosh to name a few.

We constantly endeavor to promote new talents. Our catalogue is enriched with books by young authors who are deservedly carrying forward the baton of Bengali literature.

Our incredible team of editors, artists, type-setter, printers and binders support us every single day with their work ethic, dedication and craftsmanship

Our Mission

Since inception, the cornerstone of Patra Bharati has been on merging superior content and aesthetic appeal in our books. We consider each book as not only a treasure trove of wisdom but also a work art that has been crafted by hand.

Patra Bharati has always chosen content and penmanship over purported hype and fame, for powerful writing reaches far and wide. We always welcome fresh ideas.

We have embarked on this journey to popularize Bengali literature beyond the confines of a single territory through translations and various audio-visual mediums.

আমরা বইয়ের মাধ্যমে সত্য শিব ও সুন্দরের পক্ষে নিরন্তর কাজ করে চলব, লক্ষ্য একটাই— বৈষম্যহীন এমন এক সমাজ, যেখানে সবাই ভালো থাকবেন, আনন্দে থাকবেন।

Dinesh Chandra Chattopadhyay — Founder
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