Maus: A Survivor’s Tale

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Author: Art Spiegelman
Title: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Year of publication: 1992
Ownership: Gift
General comments: My latest read. An intense personal account of Nazi torture and the bargain for life. It was a very thoughtful gift from my friend PK with whom I’ve had many valuable exchanges on this and many other sensitive topics. After walking through the haunted lanes of Auschwitz and the charred grounds of Birkenau last year, reading this book felt like surviving the horror all over again.
Transcription of inscription:
July 1, 2015
This book gave me one of the most immersive experiences on this issue. Hope you find it interesting.
-PK
Submitted by: Sreyasi Nag Chowdhury

Cigars of the Pharaoh

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Author: Hergé
Title: Cigars of the Pharaoh
Publisher: Mammoth
Year of publication: 1990
Place of publication: London
Translator(s): Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper, Michael Turner
Ownership: Gift
General comments: “Ai-up” is what used to call our paternal grandmother. Shonkho (phonetically) is Sroyon Mukherjee’s “official” pet name.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
শঙ্খকে
আইয়াপ
১৫.৩.৯৩
Translation:
To Shankha
From Aiup
15.3.93
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Tintin and the Picaros

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picaros_2Author: Hergé
Title: Tintin and the Picaros
Publisher: Methuen
Year of publication: 1977 (reprint 1988)
Place of publication: London
Translator(s): Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper, Michael Turner
Ownership: Gift
General comments: Suparna was our then prospective aunt-in-law (মামি). She had a habit of drawing little things and making it colourful. The unfortunately transcribed name “Fakku” is another pet-name for Sroyon Mukherjee.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
To Dear
Fakku
With much luv
Suparna
20.7.90
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee