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Dhritiman Chaterji to e-launch The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku on Satyajit Ray’s 99th birth anniversary
Trans World Features | @twfindia | 01 May 2020
Dhritiman Chaterji to e-launch The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku on Satyajit Ray’s 99th birth anniversary
Kolkata: To mark his 99th birth anniversary of legendary filmmaker late Satyajit Ray, Starmark, in association with Puffin, will present the e-launch of The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku Starmark Facebook page by eminent actor Dhritiman Chaterji at 5 pm on Saturday.

A brilliant storyteller, Satyajit Ray explored the worlds of both writing and cinema to bring alive the much-loved characters of  Professor Shonku and Feluda.

 

A ‘read-aloud’ session with Arunava Sinha, translator and professor, creative writing will also be presented.

 

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.

 

Presented in a brilliant translation by Indrani Majumdar and the late author himself, this volume brings alive the wildly imaginative world of the weird and wonderful Professor Shonku.

 

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 lives in Delhi but has her roots firmly based in Bengali culture. Her bilingualism has helped her career as she has translated Bengali texts into English and vice versa. A keen researcher, her vocation in life has been to explore the various facets of Satyajit Ray's work.

 

At present she works with the Programme Office, India International Centre, Delhi.