Ajob Desh [The Marvelous Land]
Ajob Desh

Title: Ajob Desh [The Marvelous Land]

Author: Adapted by Sita Devi

Publisher: Ramananda Chattopadhyay, 201-3-1 Cornwallis Street, Calcutta.

Printer: Not mentioned

Date & edition: Not mentioned [1919]

Price: Not mentioned

About the book: The book relates the story of L. Frank. Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in a Bengali setting. The author specifies that the book is not a translation but an adaptation inspired by the American tale.

Illustrations: Illustrated with black and white pictures. The illustrations closely follow the original ones from the first (1900) edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Minu – the Bengali prototype of Dorothy is fittingly depicted as a long-haired girl in a chequered saree. The other characters, for instance the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and Toto the little black dog, however retain their foreignness in the visuals.

Pages: 110

Genre: Fantasy fiction. Translation.

Source: The National Library, Kolkata.

Shelfmark: 182.Oc.919.58

Pages featured:
1. Title page
2. Illustration, page 28


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