This website is not copyrighted. It is not a commercial venture. Ghanada Club does not make any profit from any of the activities. Our sole purpose is to bring Ghanada to the world at an expense of Lacs of Rupees and  1000s of hours of work.

We are not the copyright holders of any of the materials [illustrations, articles, etc.]
displayed on this website. It is not a commercial venture. Feel free to use any of the materials on this website.

This is a modern rendition of Saurabh Datta‘s first website on Ghanada – Ghanada Gallery

Ghanada Club Was reopened on sep 15, 2019

at 90 Muktaram Babu Street, Jorasanko, Kolkata
(4 mins walk from Mahatma Gandhi Metro Station)
Time: 4PM – 8PM
Refreshments: Light snacks and tea were served


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Ghanada Club

Following a proposal by author Siddhartha Ghosh, ‘Ghanada Club’ (also known as Ghonada Club) was formed in 1983 by teen science magazine ‘Kishore Jnan Bijnan’. 

Sadly it did not survive for that long.

Ghanada Club was Reopened on Sep 15. Details are here.

We try to meet every 3 months or so to keep the memory of Ghanada alive within us. Please check the date and time of the next meeting on the main page of this website.

In 1980s many articles were published in many magazines about
Ghanada Club. Saurabh Datta collected many of them painstakingly.

Click here for old publications and our new agenda.

Premendra Mitra


Ghanada (also known as Ghonada) is a fictional character based in Calcutta, known for his tall tales. The author of these stories is Premendra Mitra, a renowned Bengali short story writer, novelist and poet.

Ananda Publishers has released a complete collection of all Ghanada stories and novels in three parts entitled…

Ghanada Samagra 1 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ১], Ghanada Samagra 2 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ২] and Ghanada Samagra 3 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ৩]

Most of these books are available at:

Mosha [মশা] (Mosquito), Poka [পোকা] (Insect), Nuri [নুড়ি] (Pebble), Kaanch [কাঁচ] (Glass), Machh [মাছ] (Fish), Tupi [টুপি](Cap), Chhori [ছড়ি] (Stick), Lattu [লাট্টু] (Top), Dada [দাদা] (Elder Brother), Futo [ফুটো] (Hole), Daant [দাঁত] (Tooth), Ghori [ঘড়ি] (Watch), Haans [হাঁস] (Swan),Suto [সুতো](Thread),  Dhil [ঢিল] (Stone), Chhunch [ছুঁচ] (Needle), Shisi [শিশি] (Bottle), Kencho [কেঁচো] (Earthworm), Maachi [মাছি] (Fly), Jal [জল] (Water), Chokh [চোখ] (Eye), Chhata [ছাতা](Umbrella), Ghanada Kulfi Khaan Na [ঘনাদা কুলফি খান না] (Ghanada Doesn’t Eat Kulfi) and more…

Click here for more.

Audio Stories and DRAMAS

Updated on April 1, 2022:
Our goal was to produce audio stories of all Ghanadar Golpo. There are 66 Ghanadar Golpo and one large fiction Surjo Kandle Sona. By now we converted all Ghanada stories in the Audio Visual format on YouTube. 

We are in process of translating the stories and making audio stories in English. As of April 1, 2022, we completed about 10 Audio stories in English.

History of Audio Stories and Dramas

Two audio dramas were published in mid 1980’s on audio cassettes.
Shekhar Chattopadhyay’s rasping voice brought our hero to life in a 1986 audio album.

Friends 91.1 FM Channel also did broadcast a few dramatizations like ‘Ghanadar Gul’ (2012, Hnas‘ & part of ‘Suto‘ combined) and ‘Ghanada o Chnuch’ (2012, ‘Chnuch’).  More…

All Ghanada audio stories (Bengali)
All Ghanada Audio Stories (English)
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Ghanada Books in Translations

As of August 2019, we found only two books on Ghanada stories translated in English… 1) The adventures of Ghanada and 2) Mosquito and Other stories.
Two books are also translated in Hindi… 1) Ghanashyamda and 2) Ghanashyamda ka Aur Kissa.

We are planning to translate all Ghanada stories in English and publish them as books. Click here to get a taste of one of the 6 stories ‘Poka’ (The Insect) that we have already translated to publish as a book.

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‘Ghanada Gallery’-s tribute to amazing artists who breathed graphic life into Ghanada (also known as Ghonada) through the years. The backstage talents we know so little about…

The most prominent artists:
Protul Chandra Bandyopadhyay (1903 – 1974)
Ajit Gupta (1928 – 2013) and
Rebati Bhushan Ghosh (1921-2007)

More than two dozen ace artists also gifted Ghanashyam their distinctive touches. 

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A random selection of interviews with author Premendra Mitra concerning Ghanada (also known as Ghonada) ..

Visit this link for the oft-quoted interview in ‘Span’, 1974.

Click here for more interviews 

Comics (Graphic Novels)

At least five sets of Ghanada (also known as Ghonada) comic strips by Rebatibhushan, Phalguni (Dhruba Roy ?), Anil Karmakar / Goutam Karmakar, Ranjan Dutta, Shubhra Chakrabarty featured regularly in dailies, teen magazines & annuals. Not surprisingly, Ajit Gupta appears to have been the initial choice for the first set of Ghanada comics. Click here for more…

We are making an attempt to create Audio Visual Graphic Novel. Here is the first attempt.

Artist’s Gallery

‘Ghanada Gallery’-s tribute to amazing artists who breathed graphic life into Ghanada through the years. The backstage talents we know so little about …

Click here for more…