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Author: Satyajit Ray
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Gopa Majumdar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780143330912
The creator of immortal films, Satyajit Ray was also a writer of great repute. In this collection are some of his most extraordinary and gripping stories that will take readers to realms of adventure, fantasy and horror.
While ‘Bonku Babu’s Friend’ deals with a mofussil schoolteacher’s encounter with a friendly and somewhat awkward alien, ‘Anath Babu’s Terror’ is the tale of a ghost hunter’s foray into a haunted house. Meet Bipin Chowdhury, who seems to be suffering from a most disagreeable bout of amnesia, and read the amazing story of a carnivorous plant with a monstrous appetite in ‘The Hungry Septopus’. This collection also includes two stories featuring everyone’s favourite detective, Feluda.
Published originally in Bengali as Ek Dojon Goppo, this collection—the first in a series of short stories written by the master storyteller—is funny, sinister and intriguing by turns and truly a must-have.
Introduction by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
The Hungry Septopus
Bonku Babu’s Friend
Bipin Chowdhury’s Lapse of Memory
The Two Magicians
Anath Babu’s Terror
Shibu and the Monster
The Pterodactyl’s Egg
The Vicious Vampire
Patol Babu, Film Star
Danger in Darjeeling
Kailash Chowdhury’s Jewel