Title: Bogdadi Galpa Ek: Kamarer Kanda [Tales from Baghdad. No. One: The Blacksmith’s Story]
Author: Kazi Imdadul Haque
Publisher: Brajendramohan Dutta. The Students’ Library: Calcutta & Dhaka. [67, College Street, Calcutta]
Printer: Printed by Shantokumar Chattopadhyay at the Bani Press, 12-1, Chorbagan Lane, Shimla, Calcutta.
Date & edition: 1919
Price: Not mentioned
About the book: The introduction states that all the stories for the series Bogdadi Galpa, have been written following the varied translations of Arabian literature in English. The author laments that there are hardly any stories related to the Muslim world in existing Bengali children’s books. This volume has therefore been conceived to entertain boys and girls with tales form Arabia.
Illustrations: Illustrated with woodcuts.
Note: The book is the first in a series of Arabian tales. It advertises subsequent titles like Lal Yakut, Tinti Prashna and Abul Kases that are in press and promises many more forthcoming numbers in the series.
Genre: Fairy and Folk Tales. Translation.
Source: The National Library, Kolkata
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