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Ray , Satyajit (Author) Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. ... Read More

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Ray , Satyajit (Author)
Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In 1992, he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the same year he was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna. Ray was also a writer of repute, and his short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengali, have been immensely popular. He has published several books in Bengali, most of which became bestsellers. He is also the author of the famous Feluda stories, the translations of which have been made available by Penguin.

Majumdar Indrani (Translator)
Indrani Majumdar is a researcher firmly rooted in the Bengali culture. Her explorations have included studying the various facets of Satyajit Ray's work, as well as translating several texts from Bengali into English and vice versa. She lives and works in Delhi.

Just at the stroke of the half hour, the floor under our feet shook, and in that very instant, the sphere exploded into a thousand bits and scattered on the floor. Then, from the ruins was heard an eerie, disembodied voice declaiming, 'I know what comes after death!'
In this last volume of Professor Shonku's escapades, the brilliant and benevolent scientist travels around the world once more to face near death situations. Each nerve wracking experience is faithfully recorded in his diary. We learn of Shonku being outwitted by his own invention, the Tellus computer; his helplessness when his arch-rival in Rome deliberately misplaces his wonder drug, Miracurall; and the thrilling discovery of a three-and-a-half-thousand-year-oldsparkling diamond necklace and a papyrus in an ancient tomb in Cairo. Join the incredible Shonku on his many exhilarating adventures accompanied by his two long-time friends, his feline companion Newton, and his faithful retainer, Prahlad.
Presented in a brilliant translation by Indrani Majumdar and the late author, this volume brings alive the wildly imaginative world of the weird and wonderful Professor Shonku.

The volume begins with an escapade translated by Ray himself and the concluding and introspective adventure in this book begins at his cozy house in Giridih but the action starts to unfold from Jharkhand and takes readers to London and Berlin with a nail-biting finish.The stories are in the format of a diary and so the reader has the comfort of knowing that the professor got through whatever adventure he went through.... For those who cannot read the original, translations like these will help to keep readers hooked to Ray's magic with words.Popular page-turners come back on digital platforms in new ways...with illustrations in the book by Ray himself, this sure makes for a collectors' edition, albeit on your electronic reading devices.On his 99th birthday, fans of legendary film director Satyajit Ray could not have asked for more - his final volume of Professor Shonku's escapades which has been translated into English with a portion by the master himself was launched on May 2.Get ready for adventures with Professor Shonku to celebrate Satyajit Ray's birthday...[the book] has been translated by Ray and Indrani Majumdar for the first time in English from the original collection of Shonku adventures featuring stories that are funny, imaginative and exciting.Satyajit Ray at 99: An extract from The Final Adventures of Professor ShonkuRay had been a life-long fan of science fiction and nowhere is this evidenced more than in his creation of Professor Shonku. The genial 50-plus inventor has been a literary companion for generations of kids, stretching their imagination into a world where time travel is possible in the blink of an eye. Adults, too, have enjoyed Professor Shonku's exploits. And it's thus good news even for them that on Ray's 99th birth anniversary today, a new book of translations called The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku (Penguin India) will be launched, offering readers nine new stories, one of which Ray translated by himself.Shonku's Date With History... Satyajit Ray's beloved creation, Professor Shonku, revives the spirits of Adolf Hitler, Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah and William ShakespeareOn his 99th birthday, fans of legendary film director Satyajit Ray could not have asked for more - his final volume of Professor Shonku's escapades which has been translated into English with a portion by the master himself was launched on Saturday.'The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku' released on Satyajit Ray's 99th birthdayA filmmaker, an illustrator and a writer, Ray's works continue to enthral audiences, years later. In an effort to honour Ray, Penguin India has chosen to bring out his unpublished works this year.

Product Details

Title: TheFinal Adventures of Professor Shonku
Author: Ray , SatyajitMajumdar Indrani
SKU: BK0424785
EAN: 9780143447023
Language: English
Binding: Paperback

About Author

Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In 1992, he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the same year, he was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna. Ray was also a writer of repute, and his short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengali, have been immensely popular. He has published several books in Bengali, most of which became bestsellers. He is also the author of the famous Feluda stories, the translations of which have been made available by Penguin.Indrani Majumdar is a researcher firmly rooted in the Bengali culture. Her explorations have included studying the various facets of Satyajit Ray's work, as well as translating several texts from Bengali into English and vice versa. She lives and works in Delhi.

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