Search for 2 Bengali books
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Mon Jun 8 18:17:13 UTC 1998
I am looking for a patron for a copy of the following Bengali language book
on Bangladesh politics which does not appear in the Library of Congress
catalog, or Accessions List, or the Bangladesh National Bibliography (at
least I haven't found it there yet), or OCLC. I told the patron that I would
make a broadcast in case someone owned a personal copy or knew of the
Shaikh Mizanur Rahman, 1956-
Bangalira Mon, Bangalira Bhasha.
The book is a parody of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's Bangladesh, My
Bangladesh, published in Delhi by Orient Longman in 1972.
The other request is from another patron. She has reason to suspect that
a Bengali version of the autobiography of the American revolutionary leftist
Agnes Smedley, who was involved in politics in both India and China,
entitled Daughter of Earth, may have been published. I have been unable
to locate any such thing after searching catalogs of Bengali libraries and of
translations into Bengali. I have asked the patron to search Index
Translationum for herself. I am not asking anyone to hit the books to find
this but if anyone happens to know of the book or to have a personal copy,
could they please contact me?
Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4714
tel. (202) 707-3732
fax (202) 707-1724
email: athr at loc.gov
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