Title: Chhelekhela [Child’s Play]
Author: Nabakrishna Bhattacharya
Publisher: Gurudas Chattopadhyay from the Bengal Medical Library at 201, Cornwallis Street, Calcutta.
Printer: Printed by Purnachandra Das at the Kuntaline Press, 5, Shibnarayan Das Lane.
Date & edition: 1907. 3rd edition.
Price: 6 annas
About the book: A pretty volume with rosy illustrations, the book is full of enchanting pieces on subjects like forest parrots, the homely mallard, the snake, the tiger and the lion. Children are depicted as endearingly unreasonable in all their whimsical oddities and are seen inhabiting a happy sphere unrestricted by didactic norms and untainted by worldly affairs.
Illustrations: The book is adorned with llustrations by Priyogopal Das [one of the engravers of Thakurmar Jhuli] of 125/4 Maniktala Street.
Genre: Book of prose and verse. Entertaining literature.
Source: The Boys’ Own Library, Kolkata
Shelfmark.: Shi 86
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