Anandabazar Patrika
Front page of 9 December 2022
TypeDaily newspaper
(ABP Group)
EditorIshani Dutta Ray[1]
Founded13 March 1922; 102 years ago (13 March 1922)
HeadquartersKolkata, West Bengal, India
Circulation802,289 (as of June 2022)[2]
Sister newspapersThe Telegraph
OCLC number187024438

Anandabazar Patrika (Bengali: আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা) is an Indian Bengali-language daily newspaper owned by the ABP Group. Its main competitors are Bartaman, Ei Samay, and Sangbad Pratidin.


A Bengali newspaper was published in 1876 in a small village of Magura at Jessore District in British India (now Bangladesh) by Sisir Kumar Ghosh, the father of Tushar Kanti Ghosh. He named it Ananda Bazar after Tusharkanti's grandmother's sister Anandomayee. However, soon the newspaper died. In 1886, Ghosh published another newspaper, named after his grandmother Amritamoyee: Amrita Bazar Patrika.[3]

Later in 1922, the Anandabazar Patrika was relaunched by proprietor Suresh Chandra Majumdar and editor Prafulla Kumar Sarkar.[4] It was first printed on 13 March 1922 under their ownership and was against British rule.[5] In 1922 it first published as a four-page evening daily. after the death of Prafulla Kumar sarkar, his son Ashok Kumar Sarkar upgraded the magazine.[5][6] The first colour printing was the features section. The internet edition of the newspaper was launched in 2001, which publishes news among the community. Also provides advertisement in the printed newspaper.[7] In 2010, Time Inc. entered into a license agreement with ABP Group to publish Fortune India magazine. This magazine publishes the Fortune India 500 list every year.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Exit of Anandabazar Patrika Editor Heightens Concerns of Press Freedom, Staff Cutbacks". The Wire. Archived from the original on 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC). Archived (PDF) from the original on 25 January 2023. Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  3. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India – Nation". Archived from the original on 27 October 2020. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  4. ^ Chakrabarti, Kunal; Chakrabarti, Shubhra (22 August 2013). Historical Dictionary of the Bengalis. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 978-0-8108-8024-5.
  5. ^ a b "Ananda Bazar Patrika Uniqueness: red ink printing" (PDF). Media Mimansa. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 13 March 2013.
  6. ^ "A CENTENARY TRIBUTE – Asoke Kumar Sarkar (1912–1983)". Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  7. ^ "Anandabazar Patrika | Purono". Anandabazar Patrika. Archived from the original on 14 March 2014. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  8. ^ "India magazine". Archived from the original on 7 December 2021. Retrieved 17 January 2012.