Nakkhatre’r Raat

Author: Moti Nandi
Title: নক্ষত্রের রাত (A Night Of Stars)1
Publisher: Indian Associated Publishing
Year of publication: 1959
Place of publication: Kolkata
Place of purchase: College Street, Kolkata
Purchase cost: Rupees 30
Ownership: Secondhand
General comments: Strolling by College Street, I came across this ragged book by one of my favourite authors, Moti Nandi, half eaten up by termites. I bought it after a spirited haggling session, for Rs. 30. I thought I had a good bargain, but what I was about to end up finding would make me both elated and guilty that I bargained so hard. I found, in the Utsargo page, that Moti Nandi himself had given this signed copy of this book to the Premendra Mitra, one of the greatest Bengali writers.
Transcription of inscription:
শ্রী প্রেমেন্দ্র মিত্র
মতি নন্দী
১২ই জ্যৈষ্ঠ ১৩৬৬


Shri Premendra Mitra
Moti Nandi
12 Jaishtha, 1366 (26 May 1959)
Submitted by: Abhiroop De