Title: The Progressive Bengali Reader Part I or Sachitra Barna-Bibodh Part I
Author: Nabin Chandra Dutta
Publisher: Published by The author
Printer: Printed by Behari Lall Bannerjee at Messrs. J. G. Chatterjee & Co.’s Press, 115 Amherst Street, Calcutta.
Date & edition: 1876
Price: 1 anna
About the book: An alphabet and a spelling book, the primer also includes some easy verses for children. The book, meant for beginners, eschews the use of words with compound letters (jukta barna/ juktakkhar).
Illustrations: Neatly designed and illustrated with woodcuts.
Note: The book is part of Dutt’s Primary Series
Genre: Alphabet book. Primer
Source: The British Library, London.
1. Title Page