Satyajit Ray is not at all a new name for any Indian. He is a fantastic filmmaker with award-winning films like Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar on his name. However, Ray Saab has written numerous novels and stories predominantly of YA Fiction genre. His young detective Feluda and Professor Shonku from his science fiction stories are his most famous characters. While independent cinema, he has written several Tarini khuro (Tarini Uncle) stories of in which Tarini is an aged bachelor who tells a stories about his weird experiences.Many of his Tarini khuro stories are borderline horror or spooky stories.
Classic Satyajit Ray is a collection of best short stories written by Ray published by Penguin India in 2012. This collection contains 49 gems which Ray have carved. These Bengali short stories are translated in English by Gopa Mujumdar. Stories in the collection are not Feluda, Prof. Shonku or Tarini Khuro stories. They are his most timeless gems including as ‘Khagam’, ‘Indigo’, ‘Fritz’, ‘Bhuto’, ‘The Pterodactyl’s Egg’, ‘Big Bill’, ‘Patol Babu, Film Star’ and ‘The Hungry Septopus’. Though written for young readers, readers of all ages will enjoy these stories. Short stories in this collection are full of the macabre and suspense gives an interesting view of psychological aspect of his characters.
The copy of this book lies on my shelf for years and somehow I am not able to pick it up and read. With this blog post, I would like to commit myself in reading this as soon as possible. The cover with refreshing yellow background on which the blue head of robot is designed by Isa Esai. This cover was the main reason behind my purchase of this book. Unfortunately this book is out of print for now. Hope you guys can find it in some library near you if you are interested in reading it.
Paperback: 424 pages
Publisher: Penguin India (3 July 2012)
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