Kolikata Sekaler O Ekaler
The book Kolikata Sekaler O Ekaler by Harisadhan Mukhopadhyay (1st published 1915) is a comprehensive history of the city of Calcutta, and geographical position of Calcutta. Bengal under the Mughals and Nababs, the coming of the British,Dutch and Portugese and vividly described in this book – Prof.Nishith Ranjan Ray the eminent historian edited the book and enriched it to become the most unthentic history book of Bengal.
Price: Rs 500
Kolikata Street Directory, 1915 (Bengali)
Compiled and data input by Jayanta Bagchi
Edited by Samik Bandyopadhyay & Debasis Bose
Kishorimohan Bagchi, the founder of P.M. Bagchi & Company, to make his panjika publication more attractive, brought out a Directory (1899-1923), containing various informations about all the states of India and also innumerable other informations on various topics. Amongst this collosal directory a portion contained a street directory of Calcutta (Kolkata). This street directory along with the names of the roads, streets, lanes of the city, the names of the occupants of each and every house, educational institutions, clubs, hospitals etc. were mentioned, by which we get a history and a list of the citizens of the city which is obviously a historical record.
Jayanta Bagchi, a grandson of Kishorimohan brought back to life this century old street directory adding lots of valuable materials to it.
The book also carries a wealth of old advertisements, postage stamps, coins and illustrations of buildings and rare artifacts of the British era. A coloured map of the city of 1900 is also included.
This book is immensely valuable to those who love Kolkata and its history.
It is indeed a collector’s item.
Price: Rs 1800/-