Pahal (meaning A beginning in Hindi) is one of the most influential literary magazines in the Hindi language that has seen uninterrupted publication since 1973. Brought out by Gyanranjan, noted Hindi novelist and short-story writer, from Jabalpur, the magazine publishes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, critique and essays concentrating on issues of contemporary interest. Although the publication does not have a declared periodicity, three to four issues are normally brought out every year.
Pahal may refer to:
- Pahal, a Hindi literary magazine
- PaHaL, a Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for LPG subsidy in India
- Pol-e Angur, also known as Pahal, a village in Iran