School of Cultural Texts and Records' Collection B

This sub-fonds consists of 18 Bengali 'Popular Market' Books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original material which forms this collection at the School of Cultural Texts and Records was collected by Sujit Mandal, a lecturer in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University during the time of the project. The original material comes from Gosaba, a large island village in the Sundarbans region at the southern extreme of West Bengal. It is therefore of a markedly different provenance from the other SCTR collections. The books were mostly published in the 20th and 21st centuries. An exact date range is hard to identify as much of the collection is undated. The collection covers a range of subjects typical in Bengali 'popular market', or chapbooks, including: religious texts and devotional verses; popular literature, including horror stories and humour; manuals of health and the application of medicine; educational material; and songbooks. Publishers represented in this collection include: Ashkyay Library; Benimadhab Sil's Library; chaturbhuj pustakalay; General Library and Press; Sriguru Trading; Tara Library.
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  • padyagītā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/1
    Digital images of padyagītā, a Bengali verse translation of the Gita. Adapted by śyāmācaraṇ bhaṭṭācāryya, published by Akshyay Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • deb-debīr ashṭottara śatanāmmālā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/2
    Digital images of deb-debīr ashṭottara śatanāmmālā, a collection of the 108 names attributed to various Hindu deities. Written by kālīprasanna bidyāratna, published by Akshyay Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • prempatra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/3
    Digital images of prempatra, a book of love letters and romantic verses. Compiled by gālib, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library, 1412 [2005-2006]. ...
  • hāsir rājā gopāl bhāṛ

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/4
    Digital images of hāsir rājā gopāl bhāṛ, a collection of humorous stories. Compiled by pārtha kumār baṇik, published by Sriguru Trading, Baishakh 1414 [April-May 2007]. ...
  • bhūter jalsāẏ gopāl bhāṛ

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/5
    Digital images of bhūter jalsāẏ gopāl bhāṛ, a book of ghost stories featuring the jester Gopal Bhar. Written by kānti pi datta, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library, 1412 [2005-2006]. ...
  • meẏeder bratakathā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/6
    Digital images of meẏeder bratakathā, a manual of folk and religious rituals practised by women. Written by kālīkiśor bidyābinod and sureś caudhhuri, published by Akshyay Library, 1413 [2006-2007]. ...
  • bṛhat lakshmī caritra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/7
    Digital images of bṛhat lakshmī caritra, a book of narrative and rituals relating to the goddess Lakshmi. Compiled by surendranāth bhaṭṭācāryya, published by Akshyay Library, 1413 [2006-2007]. ...
  • śrī śrī manasādebīr pācālī o bratakathā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/8
    Digital images of śrī śrī manasādebīr pācālī o bratakathā, a book of narratives and rituals relating to the goddess Manasa. Compiled by śaktipada cakrabarttī, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • prati bṛhaspatibārer śrī śrī lakshmīdebīr bratakathā o pācālī

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/9
    Digital images of prati bṛhaspatibārer śrī śrī lakshmīdebīr bratakathā o pācālī, a book of narratives and rituals relating to the goddess Lakshmi. Compiled by śyāmlāl bhaṭṭācāryya kabiratna, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library. Date of publication unknow ...
  • śrī śrī loknāth bābār jībanī, ashṭottar śatnam, pācālī, bāṇī, bhajan o gān

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/10
    Digital images of śrī śrī loknāth bābār jībanī, ashṭottar śatnam, pācālī, bāṇī, bhajan o gān, a book about the life and teachings of the saint Loknath. Written by śyāmācaraṇ bhaṭṭācāryya and śaktipada cakrabarttī, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library. Dat ...
  • manośikshā

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/11
    Digital images of manośikshā, a book of religious verses. Compiled by narottam dās and suśānta kumār pāl, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library, Ashshin 1405 [September-October 1998]. ...
  • chotader buniẏadī dhārāpāt

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/12
    Digital images of chotader buniẏadī dhārāpāt, a book of elementary arithmetic. Published by Benimadhab Sil's Library; author and date of publication unknown. ...
  • gāch gāchṛāẏ rogmukti

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/13
    Digital images of gāch gāchṛāẏ rogmukti, a guide to the medicinal properties of plants. Written by amar majumdār, es majumdār and nakuleśvar dās, published by Chaturbhuj Pustakalay, October 2003. ...
  • mantre maner bāsanā pūraṇ

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/14
    Digital images of mantre maner bāsanā pūraṇ, a book of tantric and other traditional rituals to fulfil one's desires. Compiled by tāntrikācāryya munnā śarmmā, published by General Library and Press. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • golḍen supārhiṭs hindī bāṃlā chāẏāchabi ādhunik o najrulgīti maḥ raphi

    File Ref: EAP127/1/3/15
    Digital images of golḍen supārhiṭs hindī bāṃlā chāẏāchabi ādhunik o najrulgīti maḥ raphi, a book of lyrics and musical notation for the popular hits of Mohammad Rafi. Compiled by śrījiit, published by Tara Library. Date of publication unknown. ...