A Year in Provence

IMG_6588Author: Peter Mayle
Title: A Year in Provence
Publisher: Penguin
Year of publication: (1989) 2008
Ownership: Gift
General comments:
This is a gift from a friend, Aparna. The book is an absolute delight. “Bhombol” is a name I was given in college for reasons unknown to me.
Transcription of inscription:
ভোম্বল
তোর কপালে থাক…
নিশুতি শীতের রাতে
অনেকগুলো কম্বল
অপর্ণা
[translation:
Bhombol,
May there be in store for you
On winter nights
Many a blanket.
Aparna]
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Gitanjali

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Author: Rabindranath Tagore
Title: Gitanjali
Publisher: Visva Bharati Granthalay
Year of Publication: 1942 (probably)
Place of Publication: Kolkata
Purchase cost: 2 Rupees
Ownership: Previously gift, now family possession
General comments: This was gifted to my maternal grandfather Subrata, by his friend Amitabha at the time the former was getting married. The book is now in our house.
Transcription of dedication/inscription:
Subrata
Amit nishwash chhari kohichhen “haaye,
Amare chhariya bondhu cholilo kothaye?”
Amitabha Mukhopadhyay
4. 12. 53

[Translation of the couplet:

Amit sighs and cries out “Oh,
Where does my friend, forsaking me, go?’]
Submitted by: Anushka Sen