Prabir Sen Collection of Kissa Books [1980/81-1986/87]

This fonds consists of three volumes digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The volumes date from 1387-1393 in the Bengali calendar [1980/81-1986/87 in the Gregorian calendar], and were published by Osmania Library. Kissa books constitute a distinctive kind of popular-market publication, strongly influenced by Islamic culture. The Bengali in which they are written has a markedly Perso-Arabic vocabulary and structure, and the subject-matter draws on Islamic beliefs and traditions and Arabic and Persian narratives. Within this religious-cultural sphere kissa books deal with a wide range of subjects. The three volumes in this collection all relate stories written in the Islamic tradition. The originals are owned and held by Prabir Sen, who collected them from village fairs and hawkers in the Sonarpur region of the South 24-Parganas District, West Bengal, and from sellers on the trains which connect the District to Kolkata.
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  • banbibi jahurā nāmā kanyār puthi

    File Ref: EAP127/10/1
    Digital images of banbibi jahurā nāmā kanyār puthi, a collection of traditional Islamic stories. Compiled and abridged by ābdur rahīm sāheb, published by Osmania Library, 1393 [1986]. ...
  • banbibi jahurā nāmā kanyār puthi

    File Ref: EAP127/10/2
    Digital images of banbibi jahurā nāmā kanyār puthi, a collection of traditional Islamic stories. Compiled by ābdur rahīm sāheb, published by Osmania Library, 1389 [1982]. ...
  • lālbānu sāhājāmāl o jarinā bibir kecchā

    File Ref: EAP127/10/3
    Digital images of lālbānu sāhājāmāl o jarinā bibir kecchā, a collection of traditional Islamic stories. Compiled by munśi chādek ālī sāheb, published by Osmania Library, 1387 [1980]. ...