Tenida Samagra [The Collected Teni-da]

20160813_161311Author: Narayan Gangopadhyay
Title: Tenida Samagra [The Collected Teni-da]
Editor: Pranab Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Publisher: Ananda
Place of publication: Kolkata
Ownership: Not in ownership; seen in Golpark
General comments: Spotted this emphatic statement of possession at a Golpark secondhand book shop. Three names written with mixed scripts (bangla and Roman) are written: Imon, Arka, Arnab. But it appears the claim has been made by Imon who has traced a dotted line from the statement, ‘The one and only owner of this book is’, down to his own name. Most appropriate for a Teni-da book, no?
Transcription of inscription:
এই বইটির একমাত্র অধিকারী…
ই M অন
অ R ক
A র N ব
Submitted by: Sujaan Mukherjee

Tenidar Kando-karkhana

IMG_0991Author: নারায়ণ গঙ্গোপাধ্যায় (Narayan Gangopadhyay)
Title: টেনিদার কান্ডকারখানা (Teni da’s misdeeds)
Publisher: Sri Shyamapada Sarkar
Year of publication: 1990
Place of publication: Calcutta
Ownership: Gift
Price: Rupees 20
General comments: This was a gift from my para (neighbourhood) friend, Gogol. Gogol was the petname of two boys in our neighbourhood (their real or formal names being Utsav and Sharthok). There is a cherished para tradition of using pet names over formal names, so Utsav and Sharthok simply became known as Gogol-One and Gogol-Two respectively.
Transcription of inscription:
শ্রয়ণ এর
শুভ-জন্মদিনে
গোগোল (১)
২৪শে জুলাই, ৯৯
[translation:
On Sroyon’s happy birthday
Gogol (1)
24th July 99]
Submitted by: Sroyon Mukherjee