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Best Of Satyajit Ray

Best Of Satyajit Ray

RAY SATYAJIT
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Satyajit Ray
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Twentyone extraordinary stories from a master storyteller
For several decades now, Satyajit Ray’s tales about unusual happenings and bizarre characters rooted in familiar surroundings have both regaled and terrified his readers, young and old alike. Here finally are the very best of his short stories, available together for the first time between two covers.

In these pages, you will encounter—
•The Hungry Septopus, a carnivorous plant with a monstrous appetite
• Barin Bhowmick, a kleptomaniac who is taken back several years by a chance encounter on a train
• Patol Babu, an amateur actor for whom a walkon part in a movie turns into the ultimate challenge
• Bipin Chowdhury, who seems to be suffering from a most disagreeable bout of amnesia
• Bonku Babu, a mofussil schoolteacher who is visited one night by a friendly and somewhat awkward alien
• Ashamanja Babu’s Dog, who bursts out laughing one morning
• Anath Babu, a ghost hunter who finds himself being stalked by his terrifying quarry and many, many more unforgettable characters

This collection features four new stories, translated specially for this volume, including ‘Pikoo’s Diary’, Ray’s masterpiece about a small boy’s perception of his mother’s adulterous affair, written as a child’s diary. It also contains all eight short stories that Satyajit Ray translated himself into English.

Hilarious and sinister by turns, this is perfect bedtime reading for those who like their terror seasoned with a pinch of humor, and a collector’s item for all Ray aficionados.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Dec/2001

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MRP : ₹9.99

Best Of Satyajit Ray

RAY SATYAJIT
,
Satyajit Ray

Twentyone extraordinary stories from a master storyteller
For several decades now, Satyajit Ray’s tales about unusual happenings and bizarre characters rooted in familiar surroundings have both regaled and terrified his readers, young and old alike. Here finally are the very best of his short stories, available together for the first time between two covers.

In these pages, you will encounter—
•The Hungry Septopus, a carnivorous plant with a monstrous appetite
• Barin Bhowmick, a kleptomaniac who is taken back several years by a chance encounter on a train
• Patol Babu, an amateur actor for whom a walkon part in a movie turns into the ultimate challenge
• Bipin Chowdhury, who seems to be suffering from a most disagreeable bout of amnesia
• Bonku Babu, a mofussil schoolteacher who is visited one night by a friendly and somewhat awkward alien
• Ashamanja Babu’s Dog, who bursts out laughing one morning
• Anath Babu, a ghost hunter who finds himself being stalked by his terrifying quarry and many, many more unforgettable characters

This collection features four new stories, translated specially for this volume, including ‘Pikoo’s Diary’, Ray’s masterpiece about a small boy’s perception of his mother’s adulterous affair, written as a child’s diary. It also contains all eight short stories that Satyajit Ray translated himself into English.

Hilarious and sinister by turns, this is perfect bedtime reading for those who like their terror seasoned with a pinch of humor, and a collector’s item for all Ray aficionados.

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RAY SATYAJIT

Satyajit Ray

Satyajit Ray (1921-1992), one of the greatest film-makers of our times, received the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992. In the same year he was honoured with the Bharat Ratna. A polymath and a polyglot, Ray was not only an ace designer and but also a brilliant music composer and illustrator. His writings for children, young adults and adults continue to attract readers across the world.

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