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Front page of 20 January 2009
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Bartaman Pvt. Ltd
EditorHimangshu Sinha
FoundedDecember 1984; 38 years ago (December 1984)
Headquarters6, J.B.S. Haldane Avenue, Kolkata-700105, India, 0336622 0330
Circulation635,296 Daily[1] (as of December 2019)

Bartaman Patrika is an Indian Bengali daily newspaper published from Kolkata, West Bengal, India, by Bartaman Pvt. Ltd. Apart from the Kolkata edition, the newspaper has three other simultaneous editions, published daily from three major towns of West Bengal: Siliguri, Burdwan, and Midnapore. Bartaman is the second-most widely circulated Bengali newspaper in West Bengal after Anandabazar Patrika.[1]


The newspaper was founded on 7 December 1984 by Barun Sengupta, a former Anandabazar Patrika journalist. Sengupta died on 19 June 2008 at Kolkata.[2] During the Left Front regime, Bartaman Patrika was known for his staunch anti-communist and anti-establishment views. However, in the Trinamool Congress regime Bartaman Patrika works as a mouthpiece of Mamata Banerjee. Since April 2002, Bartaman Patrika has published an online version ( and in the year of 2006 Bartaman launched it's Mobile App version. Also in 2022 Bartaman published Hindi daily named Bartaman Patrika.


Bartaman's main competitor is Anandabazar Patrika, published since 1922. Bartaman holds second position after Anandabazar Patrika in West Bengal, by readership and circulation; its daily circulation is roughly about 60% of that of Anandabazar Patrika.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Highest Circulated Daily Newspapers (language wise)" (PDF). Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 April 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2009.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "India - World Newspapers and Magazines -". Retrieved 21 August 2020.