New age Bengali literature

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The New Age of Bengali literature can be considered to be the phase (starting from the first decade of the 21st Century) when new literary works of a unique genre flowered in the experimental literature scene in West Bengal. The inception of such literary works in this period is based on the "Little Magazine Explosion".[1] New Age Bengali Literature has its lineage in earlier movements like Hungry generation movement, Kaurab Cult, Natun Kabita[2]/New Poetry. Although not directly influenced by any one of these movements, New Age Bengali Literature has been collectively impacted by all of them.

Scriptures and spiritual literature in Bengal[edit]

Bengal is known to have given to the world the many pastimes of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He appeared in Bengal. So there are many scriptures which are related to Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who appeared in Bengal. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is called hidden golden avatara of Krsna, Vishnu, so after His appearance golden age started. It is said to last at least 10–000 years. Among many scriptures very important one is Chaitanya Charitamrita. Another great scripture is Chaitanya Bhagavata. See also: Hare Krishna.


  1. ^ Literary magazines in India
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