Scan 21

Author: Mario Bussagli Scan 20
Title: Bosch: The life and work of the artist illustrated with 80 colour plates
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year of publication: 1967
Place of publication: London
Translator: Claire Pace
Ownership: Gift
General comments: This was a gift from Sri Arun Das Gupta, legendary professor of English literature at Calcutta University, to my parents for their wedding. Arun babu probably did not have the heart to write directly in a volume so pretty. The card looks more like it was stuck to the gift-wrap from which my parents had carefully salvaged it. It continues to float around the pages of the book.
Transcription of inscription:
শ্রীমান সন্দীপের
শুভ পরিণয়ে
শ্রী অরুণ কুমার দাশগুপ্ত
২০ ফাগুন ১৩৯০

[Dear Sondwip,
On your wedding,
A loving gift from
Ever your wellwisher,
Sri Arun Kumar Dasgupta
3 March 1984]
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Romancing With Life


Author: Dev Anandimage2
Title: Romancing With Life: An Autobiography
Publisher: Penguin Viking
Year of publication: 2007
Place of publication: New Delhi
Ownership: Gift
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
With good wishes,
Dev Anand
Submitted by: Sourjya Mitra


William Shakespeare
Title: Sonnets
Publisher: Spring Books
Year of publication: 1977
Ownership: Gift         WP_20151231_001
General comments: This book was given to Lav Kanoi by Ruby Chatterji, former professor at Delhi University who, post retirement, donated enough books to the English Department of Jadavpur University from her personal collection to furnish a student library dubbed the Ruby Chatterji Collection. Lav, himself once a student librarian, recalls that Ruby di picked out the book for him and wrote the inscription with “a shaking hand” in either late 2011 or early 2012. Ruby Chatterji passed away in 2012. The library named for her continues to be operated by students of JU’s English department and new additions are regularly made to it.
Transcription of inscription:

Lav’s labours not lost

Ruby Chatterji
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman