Satyabati Giri Collection of Popular Market Bengali Books [1902-c 2005]

This fonds consists of 69 books digitised as part of the EAP127 project. The original material dates from 1902-c 2005.

The original materials are owned and held by Satyabata Giri, who acquired them from the Nihar Press. The Nihar Press specialised in producing Oriya language books in the Bengali script, a popular-level admixture of two linguistic and cultural spheres that is essentially demotic, oral and performative in nature. The fonds also contains material written in Bengali.

Most of the books here concern religion: descriptions of Hindu Gods and Godesses, books of verse, folklore, and books describing religious festivals. A variety of other subjects are also covered including ethics, childbirth and folk music.

The majority of the collection was published by the Nihar Press, although other publishers and individuals are represented, including: bhagabanchandra sant; bikramchandra maiti; chandramohan dhal; churamani patra; karttikcandra jana; madhabchandra metya; muralidhar bera; netrananda sasmal; pachanan das; prankrishna bishal; and sarbeshwar mandal.

Showing 1 to 15 of 69 results
  • kaṃśer janma bibaraṇ

    File Ref: EAP127/7/1
    Digital images of kaṃśer janma bibaraṇ, a book of verses describing the birth of the legendary king Kangsha, the maternal uncle of Lord Krishna. Written by madhusūdan jānā, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi. No date. ...
  • pather sāthī

    File Ref: EAP127/7/2
    Digital images of pather sāthī, a book on ethics. Written by kshitīndranāth miśra, published by the Nihar Press, Kanti, 1336 [1929/1930]. ...
  • rasakelī

    File Ref: EAP127/7/3
    Digital images of rasakelī, a book about the loves of Lord Krishna. Written by yatīndranāth jānā, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi; 1341 [1934/1935]. ...
  • śrī śrī lakshmīnārāẏāṇaṅkar bibād bā śrī śrī jagannāth debaṅkar ratha-yātrā

    File Ref: EAP127/7/4
    Digital images of śrī śrī lakshmīnārāẏaṇaṅkar bibād bā śrī śrī jagannāth debaṅkar ratha-yātrā, a book about the folk tales surrounding the ratha-yātrā festival (the episode of the domestic quarrel between lakshmī and nārāẏaṇ). Written by yajñeśvar miśra, p ...
  • pañcak bratopalakshe kundabatīr upākhyān

    File Ref: EAP127/7/5
    Digital images of pañcak bratopalakshe kundabatīr upākhyān, a book about the folk legend of kundabatī, taken from the panchak brata. Written by yatīndranāth jānā, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1334 [1927/1928]. ...
  • bāman janma

    File Ref: EAP127/7/6
    Digital images of bāman janma, a book about the bāman avatar (dwarf incarnation) of Lord Krishna. Written by yatīndranāth jānā, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1359 [1952/1953]. ...
  • śrī śrī lakshmī saṃkrānti brata bā mugī saṃkrānti bratakathā

    File Ref: EAP127/7/7
    Digital images of śrī śrī lakshmī saṃkrānti brata bā mugī saṃkrānti bratakathā, a book of exemplary verses about the goddess Lakshmī. Compiled by harekṛshña rāẏ, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1367 [1960/1961]. ...
  • aśokbane sītā

    File Ref: EAP127/7/8
    Digital images of aśokbane sītā, a book about sītā's imprisonment in the Ashok forest at Lanka, and Rama's lamentations. Written by kshetramohan dās, published by madhabchandra metya. No date. ...
  • durgotsab

    File Ref: EAP127/7/9
    Digital images of durgotsab, a book about the Durga Puja festival. Author unknown, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1361 [1954/1955]. ...
  • prasūti-maṅgal arthāt prasūtir prati kaẏekṭī upadeś

    File Ref: EAP127/7/10
    Digital images of prasūti-maṅgal arthāt prasūtir prati kaẏekṭī upadeś, a manual on childbirth. Written by madhusūdan jānā, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1343 [1926/1927]. ...
  • hari arjjun

    File Ref: EAP127/7/11
    Digital images of hari arjjun, a book narrating the conversation between Krishna andArjun about the impending Kali Yuga. Written by jagadīśvar pātra, published by the Nihar Press, Kanthi, 1361 [1954/1955]. ...
  • bādī rajduli gīt

    File Ref: EAP127/7/12
    Digital images of bādī rajduli gīt, a collection of lonely lover's lamentations. Written and published by cuṛāmaṇi pātra, 1364 [1957/1958]. ...
  • jānakī rodan

    File Ref: EAP127/7/13
    Digital images of jānakī rodan, an abridged version of the lamentation of Sita, part of the Ramayana Author and publisher unknown, dated 1351 [1944/1945] ...
  • sītā cori

    File Ref: EAP127/7/14
    Digital images of sītā cori, a book relating the abduction of sītā, an episode from the Ramayana Author unknown; published by panchanan dās, 1358 [1951/1952]. ...
  • naṭu cori

    File Ref: EAP127/7/15
    Digital images of naṭu cori, a book narrating an episode from the krisha lila, the exploits of Lord Krishna. Author unknown; published by panchanan dās, 1358 [1951/1952]. ...