Overview for A Killer in Kailash: Adventures of Feluda
An American buys a yakshi head stolen from a Bhubaneshwar temple and subsequently dies in a plane crash. Trying to prevent the smuggling of priceless sculptures out of India, Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu follow the lead of the yakshi to the Ellora caves. But the appearance of a Bollywood film crew and a sudden murder complicate matters, and Feluda must draw on all his investigative skills to solve the case before the vandal strikes again.
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.