Arun Ghosh Collection of Popular Market Bengali Books [c 1870-c 2005]

This fonds consists of 71 books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original materials date from the late 19th century through to the early 21st century (c 1870-c 2005).

Material in this fonds covers a wide range of subjects, typical of Bengali street books: popular literature including ghost stories and abridgements of classic works; guides concerning health and homeopathy; religious texts, rites and plays; books of mythology and magic; educational guides for mathematics, English, Bengali and Hindi; Islamic kissa books; Islamic instructional books; biographies; and poetry.

These books were produced by the following publishers and individuals.

amarendranath das; bangardarshan; Benimadhab Sil's Library; bholanath pustakalya; deb sahitya kutir; Diamond Library; dipika ghosh; dishari; Gaosia Library; Islamia Library; Kamruddin Ahmed; khondakar golam rachul; Madina Book Depot; Modern Homeopathic Publications; nabijiban sangha; natubihari majumbar; Nirmal Book agency; Nirmala Publications; Orient Library; Osmania Library; Pearl Publishers; Purbasha Auddy; radha pustakalay; Raj Library; S. Rahamtullah and Sons; sambhunath banik; sandhya prakashani; sri kajal kumar datta; sriguru pustakalay; suniti kumar parui; sushila pustakalay; swapan publications; tapan pustakalay; Worldlink Publications.

The original material was collected by Arun Ghosh from 2000 onwards, in Kolkata and the surrounding districts. Mr Ghosh owns and holds the original material which forms the basis for this collection.

Although the texts are primarily written in Benglai, occasional items (in whole or part) are written in English or Hindi.

Showing 1 to 15 of 71 results
  • indirā

    File Ref: EAP127/6/1
    Digital images of an abridged version of indirā, a novel by bankimchandra chattopadhyay. Published by bangadarshan, 1280 [1873-1874] ...
  • madhumatī upanyās

    File Ref: EAP127/6/2
    Digital images of the novel madhumatī upanyās Published by bangadarshan, 1874. Author unknown. ...
  • prācīn ostādi kabir gān

    File Ref: EAP127/6/3
    Digital images of the novel prācīn ostādi kabir gān Written by manulāl miśra, published by natubihari majumdar, 1332 [1925/1926]. ...
  • bṛhat tarjār laṛāi

    File Ref: EAP127/6/4
    Digital images of bṛhat tarjār laṛāj, a collection of Bengali popular poetry and songs. Published by Diamond Library, 1331 [1924/1925]. ...
  • tīrtharāj gaṇgāsāgar

    File Ref: EAP127/6/5
    Digital images of tīrtharāj gaṇgāsāgar, a book about the gaṇgāsāgar pilgrimage. Written by dhīrendranāth dās, published by sushila pustakalay, 1411 [2004/2005]. ...
  • homiopyāthik o bāẏokemik amrita nirbhul dhanvantarī cikitsā

    File Ref: EAP127/6/6
    Digital images of homiopyāthik o bāẏokemik amrita nirbhul dhanvantarī cikitsā, a manual of homeopathic treatment. Written by dāḥ ar pāl, published by Modern Homeopathic Publications, 1411 [2004/2005]. ...
  • kaliyuge jaẏ bābā baṛakāchārī

    File Ref: EAP127/6/7
    Digital images of kaliyuge jaẏ bābā baṛakāchārī, a play about a local deity. Written by bāsudeb cakrabarttī, published by śrī kājal kumār datta, 1403 [1996/1997]. ...
  • śrī śrī baṛakāchāri

    File Ref: EAP127/6/8
    Digital images of śrī śrī baṛakāchāri, a book about the deity baṛakāchāri. Written by sannyāsī kumār pāl, published by dipika ghosh, 1401 [1994/1995]. ...
  • o tārak brahama śrī śrī bābā baṛakāchāri

    File Ref: EAP127/6/9
    Digital images of o tārak brahama śrī śrī bābā baṛakāchāri, a book about the deity baṛakāchāri. Written and published by sunīti kumār pāṛui, 1409 [2002/ 2003]. ...
  • o tārak brahama śrī śrī bābā baṛakāchāri

    File Ref: EAP127/6/10
    Digital images of o tārak brahama śrī śrī bābā baṛakāchāri, a book about the deity baṛakāchāri. Written and published by sunīti kumār pāṛui, Chaitra 1411 [March/April 2004]. ...
  • bideśe paṛāśunā nānān ṭips

    File Ref: EAP127/6/11
    Digital images of bideśe paṛāśunā nānān ṭips, a guide to studying abroad. Written by anupam adhikārī and daḥ tāraknāth bhattācarya, published by Worldlink Publications, 2002. ...
  • sāgardvīp gaṅgāsāgar

    File Ref: EAP127/6/12
    Digital images of sāgardvīp gaṅgāsāgar, a history book about the gaṅgāsāgar and its reputation as a spot for pilgrimage. Written by dhīrendranāth dās, published by sushila pustakalay, December 2006. ...
  • śanir pācāli

    File Ref: EAP127/6/13
    Digital images of śanir pācāli, a book of hymns and verses in praise of shani. Compiled by sītānāth basāk, published by tapan pustakalay. No date. ...
  • rojkār gṛhinīr ṭips

    File Ref: EAP127/6/14
    Digital images of rojkār gṛhinīr ṭips, a book of household tips. Written by sarbajaẏā, published by sandhya prakashani. No date. ...
  • śrī śrī santoshī mātār pūjā paddhati

    File Ref: EAP127/6/15
    Digital images of śrī śrī santoshī mātār pūjā paddhati, a manual of worship of the goddess santoshī. Written by śyāmācaraṇ bhaṭṭācārya and śaktipada cakrabartī, published by Benimadhab Sil's Library. No date. ...