Books

Ghanada (also known as Ghonada) tall tells were created by Premendra Mitra. Set in the ‘Mess bari’ at 72 Banamali Nashkar Lane, Kolkata. Four boarders became Ghanada’s fixed audience: Shishir, Sudhir [narrator], Shibu (Shibapada) and Gour. Only Shishir is mentioned by name in ‘Mosha’, along with Bipin who vanishes afterwards. Dev Sahitya Kutir Puja annuals (1931 – 1984) always bore a new title.  Almost thirty Ghanada tales first featured here. Click here for some of the book covers. Ananda Publishers has released a complete collection of all Ghanada stories and novels in three parts entitled Ghanada Samagra 1 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ১] Ghanada Samagra 2 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ২]  Ghanada Samagra 3 [ঘনাদা সমগ্র ৩]. Some of these books are available online at: Amazon.inFlipkart (India) Amazon.com (USA) Ghanada Samagra 1 (ISBN 81-7215-395-3, 1st Ed.- Jan, 2000) is a collection of following books:
  1. Ghanadar Gawlpo [ঘনাদার গল্প] (The Story of Ghanada): Mosha [মশা] (Mosquito), Poka [পোকা] (Insect), Nuri [নুড়ি] (Pebble), Kaanch [কাঁচ] (Glass), Machh [মাছ] (Fish), Tupi [টুপি] (Cap), Chhori [ছড়ি] (Stick), Lattu [লাট্টু] (Top)
  2. Adwitiyo Ghanada [অদ্বিতীয়় ঘনাদা] (The Unique Ghanada): Dada [দাদা] (Elder Brother), Futo [ফুটো] (Hole), Daant [দাঁত] (Tooth), Ghori [ঘড়ি] (Watch), Haans [হাঁস] (Swan), Suto [সুতো] (Thread)
  3. Aabaar Ghanada [আবার ঘনাদা] (Ghanada Again): Dhil [ঢিল] (Stone), Chhunch [ছুঁচ] (Needle), Shisi [শিশি] (Bottle)
  4. Ghanadake Vote Din [ঘনাদাকে ভোট দিন]: Ghanadake Vote Din [ঘনাদাকে ভোট দিন] (Vote for Ghanada), Kencho [কেঁচো] (Earthworm), Maachi [মাছি] (Fly)
  5. Ghanada Nityo Notun [ঘনাদা নিত্য নতুন]: Jal [জল] (Water), Chokh [চোখ] (Eye), Chhata [ছাতা](Umbrella), Ghanada Kulfi Khaan Na [ঘনাদা কুলফি খান না] (Ghanada Doesn’t Eat Kulfi)
  6. Ghanadar Juri Nei [ঘনাদার জুড়ি নেই]: Tel [তেল] (Oil), Bhasha [ভাষা] (Language), Maap [মাপ](Measurement), Maati [মাটি] (Soil)
The following books are also published from Ananda Publishers:
  • Ghanadar Chingdi Brittanto [ঘনাদার চিংড়ি বৃত্তান্ত] ( ISBN 81-7066-118-8) is a collection of the following stories: Ghanadar Chingdi Brittanto (The Lobstar Story of Ghanada), Vela [ভেলা] (The Boat), Ghanada Elen! [ঘনাদা এলেন!] (Ghanada Has Come!), Halleyr Bechal (The Misdoings of Halley), Joyodrath Bodhe Ghanada (Killing of Joyodrath by Ghanada)
  • Jnaar Nam Ghanada [যাঁর নাম ঘনাদা] (Whose Name is Ghanada)
  • Ghanadar Phnu [ঘনাদার ফুঁ] (1st Ed.- July, 1978; Dedication: Sambaran Chattopadhyay): Ghanadar Foon, Bharat-Juddhe Pinpre [ভারত-যুদ্ধে পিঁপড়ে], Berajale Ghanada [বেড়াজালে ঘনাদা], Kurukshetre Ghanada [কুরুক্ষেত্রে ঘনাদা], KhandobDahe Ghanada [খাণ্ডবদাহে ঘনাদা].
  • Tel Deben Ghanada[তেল দেবেন ঘনাদা] (Ghanada Shall Oil)
  • Ghanadar Chingdi Brittanto [ঘনাদার চিংড়ি বৃত্তান্ত] ( ISBN 81-7066-118-8)
  • Ghanada Tosyo Tosyo Omnibus [ঘনাদা তস্য তস্য অমনিবাস] ( ISBN 81-7066-782-8)
Stories about his ancestors as Mitra described
  1. Das Holen Ghanada [দাস হলেন ঘনাদা] (Ghanada Becomes Das)- In this story of Ganado [গানাদো], Ghanada explains how he became a slave, and how he was freed.
  2. Shurjo Knaadley Shonaa [সূর্য কাঁদলে সোনা] (The Land of Gold Where the Sun Cries)- A huge novel concerning unbelievable experiences of Ganado inSouth America.
  3. Agra Jawkhon Tawlomawl [আগ্রা যখন টলমল] (While Agra Was Trembling)- A short novel of Bachanram Das [বচনরাম দাস] in Agra at Medieval India.
  4. Robinson Crusoe Meye Chhilen [রবিনসন ক্রুশো মেয়ে ছিলেন] (Robinson Crusoe Was a Lady)- A story of Nan Su [নান সু], a princess of China, which Ghanada describes to be the authentic source of the famous Daniel Defoe novel Robinson Crusoe. But, no reference to Ghanada or his ancestors is found.
This book is later renamed as Ghanada Samagra 3.
  • Mandhatar Tope O Ghanada [মান্ধাতার টোপ ও ঘনাদা] (The Decoy of Mandhata and Ghanada)
Duniyaar Ghanada [দুনিয়ার ঘনাদা] is published from Dey’s Publishing and Ghanada O Mou-Kaa-Shaa-Bi-Sh [ঘনাদা ও মৌ-কা-সা-বি-স] is published from Shaiba Prokashan Bibhag.
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Books with new Ghanada texts

With at least one Ghanada text previously unpublished in book form.

Complete collection

The complete set of all Ghanada texts by Premendra Mitra in three parts.

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Compilations

Omnibuses of material from previously printed books.

Other anthologies

Ghanashyam featured in countless mixed anthologies. Illustrations from a handful will appear in our ‘Ghanada Gallery’.

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Translations

A few illustrated translations have been traced.