Overview for The Criminals of Kathmandu: The Adventures of Feluda
A client with an evil lookalike. A stabbing in a hotel. A gang that peddles spurious drugsâ€¦ The murder of a stranger in a Calcutta hotel leads Feluda and his friends to Kathmandu, straight into the den of Maganlal Meghraj, their old adversary. With an incident at Swayambhunath, an ambush in a prayer wheel factory, a thrilling night at the casino, and a prolonged LSD-induced delusion for Jatayu, the case soon turns into a memorable adventure. In a sensational climax, the master sleuth uncovers an international racket in spurious drugs and emerges victorious yet 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.