The Mystery of Munroe Island

The Mystery of Munroe Island

Satyajit Ray

Mystery / Thriller / Children's

Scintillating stories from storyteller extraodinaire, Satyajit RayJoin Professor Trilokeshwar Shonku, eccentric genius and scientist, on an incredible world tour as he confronts a daring doppelgänger, undertakes an experiment to create gold, unravels the mystery of a scientist's loss of memory and visits an unknown island to look for an amazing fruit, amongst many other escapades.Featuring the indomitable Professor Shonku and a bunch of madcap characters, these brilliantly translated stories bring alive the magic of Satyajit Ray's imaginative world. To add more to the charm of the anthology are some of Ray's unique illustrations. Get ready for some hair-raising fun with the weird and wonderful Professor Shonku, whose exploits have held readers spellbound for over five decades.
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Travails with the Alien

Travails with the Alien

Satyajit Ray

Mystery / Thriller / Children's

Satyajit Ray was a master of science fiction writing. Through his Professor Shonku stories and other fiction and non-fiction pieces, he explored the genre from various angles. In the 1960s, Ray wrote a screenplay for what would have been the first-of-its-kind sci-fi film to be made in India. It was called The Alien and was based on his own short story "Bonkubabur Bandhu". On being prompted by Arthur C. Clarke, who found the screenplay promising, Ray sent the script to Columbia Pictures in Hollywood, who agreed to back it, and Peter Sellers was approached to play a prominent role. Then started the "Ordeals of the Alien" as Ray calls it, as even after a series of trips to the US, UK and France, the film was never made, and more shockingly, some fifteen years later, Ray watched Steven Spielberg's film Close Encounters of the Third Kind and later E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, and realized these bore uncanny resemblances to his script The Alien, including the way the ET...
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The Collected Short Stories

The Collected Short Stories

Satyajit Ray

Mystery / Thriller / Children's

The best short stories of Satyajit RayBest known for his immensely popular Feluda mysteries and the adventures of Professor Shonku, Satyajit Ray was also one of the most skilful short story writers of his generation. Ray's short stories often explore the macabre and the supernatural, and are marked by the sharp characterization and trademark wit that distinguish his films. This collection brings together Ray's best short stories—including such timeless gems as 'Khagam', 'Indigo', 'Fritz', 'Bhuto', 'The Pterodactyl's Egg', 'Big Bill', 'Patol Babu, Film Star' and 'The Hungry Septopus'—which readers of all ages will enjoy. A collection of forty-nine short stories
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