Shodh-bodh

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Author: Tarapada Ray
Title: Shodh-bodh
Publisher: Ananda
Year of publication: 1993
Place of publication: Kolkata
Place of purchase: Kolkata Bookfair
Ownership: Secondhand
General comments: The book is officially dedicated to Buddhadeb Guha, but this copy seems to be a gift from the author.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
শ্রীমতী ঋতু লাহিড়ী
কল্যানিয়াসু
তারাপদ রায়
২৭ জুন, ১৯৯৩
Rough translation:
To Smt. Ritu Lahiri,
Best, [usually to someone younger]
Tarapada Ray
27 June, 1993
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Khirer Putul

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Author: Abanindranath Thakur
Title: ক্ষীরের পুতুল (The Rice Pudding Doll)
Publisher: Ananda Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Year of publication: 1997
Place of publication: Kolkata
Place of purchase: Kolkata Boi Mela
Purchase cost: Rupees 20
Ownership: Gift
General comments: This was before we moved to EM Bypass, so I was 3 or 4 years old when I received it. The only memory I have of the book is my mother reading it out to me. The book also contained unappealing drawings of mountains with a giant setting sun wedged right between them. Because, you know, why not?
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
To Diya

With lots of love and best wishes on your Birthday

from
Anamitra and Abhirupa