Das, Samantak, 1965-, Dr

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Dr Samantak Das was a Joint-Co-ordinator of the EAP127 project 'Archiving Popular Market Bengali Books', working as part of the School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

He has a long association with FERRY, a non-governmental agency for rural uplift, training and employment in the Birbhum and Burdwan districts of West Bengal. He is also associated with Basudha, a farm in the Bankura District dedicated to the recovery of traditional varieties of rice and other seeds, and the preservation of local tribal culture.

These social and environmental interests led him to travel around southern Bengal and interact with people in the villages and district towns. During these travels he began to acquire a small collection of Bengali popular market streetbooks, which were later digitised as part of the EAP127 project.

Other activities and associations:

Reader at Visva-Bharati University, Birbhum District

Reader in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University (fl 2010)

Epithet: Dr

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000472.0x00023a

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creatorOf Samantak Das Collection of Popular Market Bengali Books [1990-2008] British Library
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Place Name Admin Code Country
West Bengal, India
Popular literature, Bengali


Birth 1965

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