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In Desh, 17November, 2005. 11. 13926), 98-99. Brooke Bond&Co. wasfoundedin 1861byArtburBrooke. 12. Gihchandra Chattopadhyaya, Cha Prastut Sikhsha Pranali [AManualfor Tea Production] (Calcutta, 1900). The author was'a tea-maker'at aplantation in Jirigbat, Cachar,Assam. 13. l (Kalikata: 1940). 177-178. I owe this reference to Debasis Bose. I. B. Gupta of 9 Bow Bazaar Street and Prankissen Chattejee were two well-known tea merchants in the last quarter of the 19Ihcentury. Gupta's Tea was sold in twelve-anna popular packet.

Throigh this interaction there is bysapossibility of generatingcreative excess. - A ~ ~ t ~ e m ~ ~ o n ~ ~ h . Ahmed:btifs c ~ ~ ~ s ~ e , o f ~ , k i n d , b u t ~ . m oma d~ v&agr i e ~ V ; E ~the, a n % 1 e e ~ t h e ' & f f ~ ' I I ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ p e r c e i . v e d b y ~ ~ ~ t . %owcx of p'omotioa. 51 Tea and Adda I Three pictures objectify and arrest a fleeting moment of a "get together and gossip". 51-531. * An immense amount of literary investment by poets and memoir-writers like Rabindranath Thakur,Amadashankax Roy (1904-2002) and Shibnarayan Roy (b.

1936), Rabindra Rachanabali, Visva-Bharati edition, VoL231. Annada Shankar Roy has wrilten abeautiful poemon adda and cha,punning onthe word'chaste'and'chagye'(Call for tea and having tea) in order to solve a phonetic problem. See "SandhP' (meaning both alliance and sound blending), Annada Shankar Roy, CoIlectedRhymes (Calcutta: Banisilpa, 1985). 98-99, This volume also includes a few other verses on teadrinking. I am grateful to Sibaji Bandopadhyay for this reference. Sibnarayan Roy recalls the regular ad& of the 1950sinthe house of Gaurishankar Bhattachaiya (1920-1994), noted novelist, when the wife of the host prepared excellent tea for all the members of the adda.

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