The description of Dukool
Dukool is a unique, bilingual arts and culture monthly magazine for Bengali and English-speaking readers in the US and around the world. Through its print magazine and online content, Dukool Magazine serves the Bengali-American community by providing a needed platform for literary, intellectual, and cultural exchange. By publishing both Bengali- and English-speaking writers side-by-side in their original languages, Dukool offers an invaluable opportunity for first and further generation Bengalis to engage with both languages within the same magazine. With over 500,000 Bengalis residing in the US alone, and upwards of 350 million people speaking Bengali worldwide, the need for a quality US literary magazine that respects both linguistic traditions is clear. Dukool already reaches more than 11,000 home and libraries monthly, and many of the writers and artists found its pages have published best-selling works and won prestigious national and international awards, such as the Macarthur Genius Award and the Pulitzer Prize. As the featured magazine of the North American Bengali Conference in 2015, Dukool’s presence in the Bengali community is growing rapidly. Dukool successfully continues to serve the Bengali-American community—both here and abroad, for this generation and the next.