The Plague

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Author: Albert Camus                  FullSizeRender
Title: The Plague
Publisher: Penguin (in association with Hamish Hamilton)
Year of publication: 1960 (this translation first published by Hamish Hamilton in 1948)
Place of publication: Great Britain
Translator: Stuart Gilbert
Ownership: Secondhand / Hand-me-down
General comments: Paperback, 251 p. Diagonal tear across the front wrapper that has been patched up ineffectively with sellotape. Front wrapper loose and binding coming apart. This book is from my father’s collection and has been this way for as long as I’ve seen it. A. H. Wheeler is an Indian-owned distribution company for books, magazines, and newspapers that, until 2004, had a monopoly over reading material sold on Indian Railways platforms. (For more on this, see here.)
Transcription:
[half title page]
R. Sarkar
Dimapur, October 5/’62
Nagaland.

[circular stamp]
A. H. WHEELER & CO.
PRIVATE LTD.
Rs 2.80

[stamp further down]
238
161
Submitted by: Shalmi Barman

The Algebra of Infinite Justice


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Author: Arundhati Roy
Title: The Algebra of Infinite Justice
Publisher: Penguin Books
Year of publication: 2002
Place of publication: New Delhi
Place of purchase: A.H. Wheeler & Co. Limited
Purchase cost: Rupees 225
Ownership: Gift
General comments: This was a gift to my father from his erstwhile boss.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
Shiben

I am glad to handover this book to a man who knows what the justice is.

S.K. Chakravarty