School of Cultural Texts and Records' Collection C

This sub-fonds consists of 103 Bengali 'popular market' books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original materials in this collection were donated to the School of Cultural Texts and Records by Arun Ghosh. The original material dates from the late 19th to the early 21st centuries; most of the items date from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, although much of the material is undated. The collection covers the full range of subjects typical to Bengali 'popular market' or 'chapbooks' including: religous verses and texts, and manuals on worship; popular literature, including horror stories, detective novels, and humour; folklore and superstition; educational material for many subjects; erotica; finance; politics. Publishers represented in the collection include: Akash Publications; asish mukherjee; bachchu kansa banik; bharat sbashram sangha; chaturbhuj pustakalay; Chetana Publications; dharitarashtra datta; dishari; General Library and Press; karam singh amar singh; Ma Tara Printers; M G Publications; Orient Library; prenana prakashani; Rajendra Book Agency; Rajendra Library; Raju Sachdeb Publications; ratan kumar de; sachdeb prakashan; sajal pustakalay; sandhya prakashani; tarachand das; uparjani. In some cases the publishers are unknown, and not indicated on the material.
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  • khājurāher kāmsūtra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/1
    Digital images of khājurāher kāmsūtra, a guide to sex based on the Kamasutra. Written by bātsaẏan, published by Akash Publications, 2004. ...
  • kibhābe mānush cinben?

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/2
    Digital images of kibhābe mānush cinben?, a manual on judging human character. Written by barun kumār sāmanta, published by Orient Library. Date of publication unknown. The original suffers from tearing, due to poor pasting. ...
  • mantre maner bāsanā pūraṇ

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/3
    Digital images of mantre maner bāsanā pūraṇ, a manual of chants and rituals to realise one's desires. Written by tāntrikācāryya munnā śarmmā, published by General Library and Press. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • svapna phal bicār

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/4
    Digital images of svapna phal bicār, a manual on the interpertation of dreams. Written by śrī svapan kumār, published by Sachdeb Prakashan. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • manasār bhāsān

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/5
    Digital images of manasār bhāsān, a collection of verse in praise of the goddess Manasa. Written by keta' kānanda dās and kshamānanda dās, published by Tarachand Das and Sons. Date of publication unknown. The original suffers from tearing and insect damage ...
  • nishiddha galpa

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/6
    Digital images of nishiddha galpa, a collection of erotic stories. Written by pi sen, published by Chaturbhuj Pustakalay. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • bātsyāẏaner kāmsūtra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/7
    Digital images of bātsyāẏaner kāmsūtra, an annotated and abridged version of the Kamasutra. Edited by daḥ samarendra nāth pāṇḍe, published by Sajal Pustakalay. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • prempatra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/8
    Digital images of prempatra, a collection of love letters. Compiled by tāpas candra nāth and śankar cakrabarttī, published yb Sajal Pustakalay. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • svapnapūraṇ

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/9
    Digital images of svapnapūraṇ, a manual on obtaining loans from banks. Written by saikat hāldār, published by Chetana Publications. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • prempatra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/10
    Digital images of prempatra, a collection of love letters. Written by rājendrakumār gupta, published by Rajendra Library. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • prempatra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/11
    Digital images of prempatra, a collection of love letters. Compiled by maṇṭu cakrabartī, published by Raju Sachdeb Publications. Date of publication unknown. ...
  • gopan prem patra

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/12
    Digital images of gopan prem patra, a collection of love letters. Published by Sachdeb Publications; author and date of publication unknown. ...
  • kālidāser heẏālī

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/13
    Digital images of kālidāser heẏālī, a collection of riddles attributed to Kalidasa. Published by Akshay Library; author and date of publication unknown. ...
  • rase bharā premer chaṛā o śāẏarī

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/14
    Digital images of rase bharā premer chaṛā o śāẏarī, an anthology of romantic couplets and verse. Compiled by atīn basū, published by Raju Sachdeb Publications. Date of publication unknown. The colour of paper used changes after page 17 (image 019). ...
  • rākshaser deśe

    File Ref: EAP127/1/4/15
    Digital images of rākshaser deśe, a collection of fairy tales. Compiled by maṇṭu cakrabarttī, published by Raju Publications. Date of publication unknown. The front cover of the original is partially damaged; the back cover is missing. Several pages have m ...