Samantak Das Collection of Popular Market Bengali Books [1990-2008]

This fonds consists of 78 books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original material dates from 1990-2008. The books cover a wide range of subjects typical of Bengali street publications, including: popular literature such as detective stories and ghost stories; books concerning religious practice and rites; teaching manuals and instructional guides; song books; puzzles and jokes; poems; language guides and primers; recipe books; books concerning health, medicine and homeopathy; legal guides; and books of general knowledge. The books were produced by the following publishers:. abhik ray; akshay Library; Benimadhab Sil's Library; chaturbhuj pustakalay; General Library and Press; M G Publications; Orient Library; purbasha auddy; Raj Library; Rajendra Library; raju sachdeb Publications; Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture; sachdeb prakashan; sajal pustakalay; saranam ashram; siksha niketan; sriguru pustakalay; subal mukhopadhyay; further unknown publishers. The originals were collected by Samantak Das from hawkers and street sellers in the Birbhum, Burdwan and Bankura Districts of Kolkata, from 2007.
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  • kālidāser heẏālī

    File Ref: EAP127/5/1
    Digital images of kālidāser heẏālī, a collection of puzzles and riddles attributed to the poet Kalidasa. Author unknown, published by Akshyay Library. No date. ...
  • nabadvīp dhāmer itihās o śrīcaitanyalīlā mādhurya

    File Ref: EAP127/5/2
    Digital images of nabadvīp dhāmer itihās o śrīcaitanylīlā mādhurya, a religious book relating to the teachings of śrī caitanyā mahāprabhu, the Hindu saint and social reformer. Written and published by gopālcandra kundu, 1413 [2006/2007]. ...
  • brāhmaṇ bhūt

    File Ref: EAP127/5/3
    Digital images of brāhmaṇ bhūt, a collection of ghost stories. Compiled by samudra pāl, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library. No date. ...
  • byāṅgamā byāṅgamī

    File Ref: EAP127/5/4
    Digital images of byāṅgamā byāṅgamī, a collection of fairy tales. Written by śrīśankar, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library, 1404 [1997/1998]. ...
  • bisvabareṇẏa śrīrāmkṛshña

    File Ref: EAP127/5/5
    Digital images of bisvabareṇẏa śrīrāmkṛshña, a biography of śrī rāmakrishṇa paramhaṃsa. Written by svāmī lokeśvarānanda, published by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, February 2007. ...
  • svāmījī o tār bāṇī

    File Ref: EAP127/5/6
    Digital images of svāmījī o tār bāṇī, a biography of swarmi vivekānanda. Author unknown, published by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, February 2007. ...
  • āmi mā sakaler mā

    File Ref: EAP127/5/7
    Digital images of āmi mā sakaler mā, a book about sarada devi, the wife of sri ramakrishna paramāhamsa. Author unknown, published by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, June 2007. ...
  • aṅke khelā

    File Ref: EAP127/5/8
    Digital images of aṅke khelā, a book of mathematical puzzles. Written by miṭhu ghoshāl, published by Tara Library, December 2005. ...
  • khunir khoje goẏendā

    File Ref: EAP127/5/9
    Digital images of khunir khoje goẏendā, a book of detective stories. Written by palāś bhaṭṭācārya, published by Orient Library. No date. ...
  • thakurmār jhuli

    File Ref: EAP127/5/10
    Digital images of thakumār jhuli, a collection of fairy tales. Compiled by gautam rāẏ, published by Rajendra Library. No date. ...
  • hāsir cuṭkī

    File Ref: EAP127/5/11
    Digital images of hāsir cuṭkī, a book of jokes. Written by rabīndranāth mānnā, published by Raju sachdeb Publications. No date. ...
  • rakamārī mācher rānnā

    File Ref: EAP127/5/12
    Digital images of rakamārī mācher rānnā, a recipe book of fish dishes. Written by tanuśrī o umādebī, published by Rajendra Library, January 2003. ...
  • thākurdādār jhuli

    File Ref: EAP127/5/13
    Digital images of thākurdādār jhuli, a book of fairy tales. Written by aniruddha caudhurī, published by Ashkyay Library. No date. ...
  • e ṭu jeḍ aph beḍsāiḍ homiopyāthik meḍisin

    File Ref: EAP127/5/14
    Digital images of e ṭu jeḍ aph beḍsāiḍ homiopyāthik meḍisin, a manual of homeopathic medicine. Written by dāḥ surajit kar, published by Orient Library. No date. ...
  • leṭesṭ SMS hindī, bāṃlā, iṃrājī

    File Ref: EAP127/5/15
    Digital images of leṭesṭ SMS hindī, bāṃlā, iṃrājī, a book of cellphone text messages. Compiled by rājīb, published by Rajendra Library. No date. ...