Ghanada’s reign (1945 – 87) spanned Bengal’s most decisive four decades of teen fiction.
‘Ghanada Gallery’-s tribute to amazing artists who breathed graphic life into Ghanada through the years. The backstage talents we know so little about …
Protul Chandra Bandyopadhyay (1903 – 1974)
A master of the traditional realistic style, Protul Chandra Bandyopadhyay created the first visual model of Ghanada.
Ajit Gupta (1928 – 2013)
Ajit Gupta’s preference for the stylized over the sensational, demonstrated in this cover for Premendra Mitra’s horror / thriller ‘Haana Baari’ [‘The Haunted House’, 1952].
Some artists like Balaibandhu Roy pursued the Protul-prototype.
More than two dozen ace artists gifted Ghanashyam their distinctive touch. Notable names included:
Ahibhushan Malik, Alay Kumar Ghoshal, Alok Dhar, Anup Ray, Balaibandhu Roy, Debasish Deb, Dhruba Roy, Dilip Das, Goutam Roy, Narendra Dutta,Onkarnath Bhattacharya, Prashanta Gupta, Robin Basu, Samir Mondal, Samir Sarkar, Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya, Subodh Kumar Dasgupta, Subrata Chowdhury, Sudhir Moitra, SuTushar Chattopadhyay, Uday Deb and others.
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