School of Cultural Texts and Records' Main Collection

This sub-fonds consists of 467 books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original material forms the School of Cultural Texts and Records' core collection of Popular Market Bengali Books, and was almost wholly acquired within Kokata, through:. a) spot purchases from pavement stalls, fairs, and hawkers in and around Kolkata;. b) planned purchasing trips to the publishers and distributors in the College Street and Sealdah area of central Kolkata;. c) donations. The sources of early donations were not recorded; however, the collection is known to hold materials donated by Arun Ghosh, Gautam Mitra, Sukanta Chaudhuri and Samantak Das. The original material dates from 1870-2005; however much of it is undated. The collection covers the full range of 'popular market' Bengali books including: manuals of worship and religious rites; popular literature, including ghost stories and detective novels; joke books; song books; puzzle books; language guides and primers; books of magic; folklore; poetry; recipe books and books of household tips; Islamic kissa books; comics and illustrated novels; translations of Western popular classics. The following publishers are represented in the collection: adhunik pustak prakashan; Akshyay Library; Ali Hossen; amarendra nath das; Amit Pocket Books; annapurna prakashani; bacchu kansa banik; benimadhab sil's library; bholananth pustak bhandar; bhupati kumar panjadas; chandicharano dateas and co; Chariyat International; chaturbhuj pustakalay; Das Brothers; deb shitya kutir Private Ltd; Delite Publication; Dishari; Educational Publishers; General Library and Press; Gita Publishing House; gobinda das; Gyan Ganga and Company; Hira Productions; India Trading Company; janata prakashani; jyotsna das; kaibta ghar; M G Publications; manarandan saha; manik kumar haldar; md. jamin ali khan; mohhamad shamsuddin; mollah mohammad sardar; Nataraj Book Agency; neyamat ali laskar; nibid kumar ray; Nirmal Book Agency; Orient Library; Osmania Library; Rajendra Library; Raju Sachdeb Publications; sabitri prakashani; sachdeb prakashan; sajal pustakalay; samarkumar mukherjee; sandhanchandra saha; Sandhya International; Sonalisa Book House; Sriguru Trading; srikumar pathak; sukumar bandyopadhyay; tapan pustakalay; Tara Library; yunun ali gazi.
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  • pānnā hirā cunī

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/1
    Digital images of pānnā hirā cunī, a collection of fairy tales. Compiled by śrī rājendra kumār gupta, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • garur gārite bhūt

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/2
    Digital images of garur gārite bhūt, a collection of ghost stories. Compiled by śrī rājendra kumār gupta, published by Rajendra Library. Publication date unknown. ...
  • lāẏli-manju

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/3
    Digital images of lāẏli-manju, a historical drama. Written by śrī binaykṛshña mukhopādhyāẏ, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • tiltattva o jaṭuktattva

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/4
    Digital images of tiltattva o jaṭuktattva, a book concerning the significance of moles and skin blemishes. Written by śrī śukrāchārya, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • nimāi sannyās

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/5
    Digital images of nimāi sannyās, a devotional play. Written by śrī nitāi caraṇ dās adhikārī, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • kalaṅka bhañjan

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/6
    Digital images of kalaṅka bhañjan, a devotional play for Lord Krishna. Written by śrī brindāban candra dās, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • rog ārogye rasun piyāj o ādā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/7
    Digital images of rog ārogye rasun piyāj o ādā, a manual about the medicinal uses of ginger, garlic and onion. Written by subhāshcandra cattopādhyāẏ, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • harinām saṃkīrtan

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/8
    Digital images of harinām saṃkīrtan, a collection of traditional Bengali religious songs (kīrtan). Compiled by śrī śrī rūp gosvāmī, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • gharoẏā āẏurbedik cikitsā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/9
    Digital images of gharoẏā āẏurbedik cikitsā, a manual of ayurvedic treatment. Written by kabirāj e ke sen, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • cheṛe de mā kede bāci (hāsir cuṭki)

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/10
    Digital images of cheṛe de mā kede bāci (hāsir cuṭki), a book of jokes. Compiled by mānasī hāldār, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • naukābilās

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/11
    Digital images of naukābilās, a religious drama. Written by śrī brindāban dās, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • rog ārogye tulsi gāch

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/12
    Digital images of rog ārogye tulsi gāch, a manual on the medicinal uses of the tulsi (basil) leaf. Written by amiẏa kumār chattopādhyāẏ, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • 501 dhādhā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/13
    Digital images of 501 dhādhā, a book of riddles. Compiled by śri manorañjan sen, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • dhādhār majiliś

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/14
    Digital images of dhādhār majiliś, a book of riddles. Compiled by miḥ batbyāl, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • āin jānun

    File Ref: EAP127/1/1/15
    Digital images of āin jānun, a beginner's guide to Indian law. Written by śrī madangopāl gupta, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...