ABOUT SISHUMELA Nearly five decades from now a group of young boys and girls including your present editor Arun Chattopadhyay started this journey named Sishumela. Then they had nothing but the fire in their mind to express themselves through this journal. Since its first publication it has grown manyfolds year after year and today it stands to be one of the outstanding magazines for children in Bengali.
Many a budding writers of Sishumela have become luminaries in the field of Bengali literature, Sishumela was in the starting block for them. In fact you will not be able to name a single renowned Bengali writer who writes for children but not contributed in Sishumela.
National Award in 1979 Along with its contents in printing and designing, with its characteristic layouts and illustrations done by famous illustrators and layout artists, Sishumela stands out of the crowd. And this has been duly acknowledged through National Award for excellence in printing and designing from The President of India in 1979.
The Lino cut illustrations were unique features in the past issues of this magazine. The illustrators like Pranabesh Maity and Arun Chattopadhyay initiated a method in the printing of lino cut sheets directly in the pages of Sishumela through Letter Press printing machine. (Facsimile of lino cut covers are featured here).