Overview for The Royal Bengal Mystery: The Adventures of Feluda
Visiting the famous hunter and wildlife writer Mahitosh Sinha-Roy in his Jalpaiguri palace, Feluda is presented with a riddle that holds the clue to ancestral treasure. But before he can begin unravelling the puzzle, Mr Sinha-Royâ€™s secretary is found dead in the forest, his body savaged by a big cat. Feludaâ€™s investigations lead him deeper and deeper into a scandalous family secret, and bring him face to face with a bloodthirsty Royal Bengal tiger in a final confrontation.
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.