Sahitya O Alochona is a monthly literary and topical discussion forum under the aegis of Ananda Mandir that endeavors to achieve its motto "Alochona Brings Good Things to Mind." It organizes several exciting sessions through the year, typically once a month. 

The scope and the reach of the discussions at the forum are ever widening and deepening. Over the last several years, these sessions have covered some very exciting and illuminating discussions on a wide variety of topics including literature, theater and movie, history, philosophy and religion, science and mathematics, economics, social issues, and finally sports. 

The coordinators for the Sahitya O Alochona sessions are Subrata Bhaumik and Amitabha Bagchi please contact them for more information. Details for the most recent session is given below. Come join us in this session; enjoy the fascinating discussion; and be a part of the animated interactions that are usual of our alochona sessions. 

You can join the discussions remotely using the following conferencing links:
Web Meeting URL: 
Meeting ID: 536 354 658
Telephone: +1 408 638 0968 or +1 646 876 9923 or +1 669 900 6833


Title:  An Evening with Srijato 
Date:  Friday, Jul 19, 2019
Time:  7:00PM - 8:30PM
Location:  Ananda Mandir

Description:  Yes, folks, this month we would like to invite you to An Evening with Srijato. I am not sure that I must talk more about this almost iconic figure in the present-day Bengali literature. As you know, it's beyond the realm of reality, so to speak, to find amongst the Bengali literati a person who is not familiar with him. We would listen to his poetry and prose readings; have conversations with him, and with a little luck, listen to a Ghazal or two by the hidden music talent that Bengali literary world discovered in Srijato.


Title: An Evening with Srijato
Date: Friday, Jul 19, 2019

Title: Apaharan vs. Right & Fair Child Custody - The Holy Grail of Failed Connubial Bli
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019

Title: Nobel Prize in Literature ? Eurocentric and Politicized, or Free Fair
Date: Friday, Apr 26, 2019

Title: Evolution of Islamic Dominance in Eastern Bengal in Pre Independent India
Date: Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Title: A Tribute to V.S. Naipaul
Date: Friday, Dec 21, 2018