Overview for Incident on the Kalka Mail: The Adventures of Feluda
Two briefcases exchanged on a train. A priceless manuscript. An ambush in a dark alleyâ€¦ A prosperous gentleman employs Feluda to recover his blue briefcase, which has got switched with another passenger's on the Kalka Mail. What starts out as an innocuous case soon becomes one of Feluda's most thrilling adventures. Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu set off for Simla in search of the briefcase, but there are unexpected twists and turns all the way. The hair-raising climax that unfolds on the snowy slopes of Simla throws light on a mystery that is devilishly complex.
Gopa Majumdar (Translator)
Gopa Majumdar has translated several works from Bengali to English, the most notable of these being Ashapurna Debiâ€™s Subarnalata and Bibhuti Bhushan Bandyopadhyayâ€™s Aparajito, for which she won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 2001. She has translated several volumes of Satyajit Rayâ€™s short stories and all of the Feluda stories for Penguin Books India.
Satyajit Ray (Author)
Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest filmmakers of his time, renowned for films like Pather Panchali, Charulata, ARanyer Din Ratri and Ghare Baire. He was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1992, and in the same year, was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna. Ray was also a writer of repute, and his short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengalim have been immensely popular ever since they first began to appear in the children's magazine Sandesh in 1961. Among his most famous creation are the master sleuth Feluda and the scientist Professor Shonku.