On his 99th birthday, followers of legendary movie director Satyajit Ray couldn’t have requested for extra – his final volume of Professor Shonku’s escapades which has been translated into English with a portion by the grasp himself was launched on Saturday. “The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku” was released as an e-book by Puffin. Translated by Indrani Majumdar and a portion by Ray for the primary time in English from the unique assortment of Shonku adventures, the guide options tales which can be humorous, imaginative and thrilling, and are excellent for sci-fi and Satyajit Ray followers, younger and previous alike, the publishers mentioned.
Featuring the ever fashionable mad scientist Shonku, “The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku” is a companion volume to the vastly fashionable “Diary of a Space Traveller and Other Stories”, “The Unicorn Expedition and Other Stories” and “The Mystery of Munroe Island and Other Stories”.
Actor Dhritimaan Chaterji, who portrayed the character of Professor Shonku within the Bengali sci-fi drama, has written the introduction to the guide.
“In Shonku, we have the finest writing for children anywhere in the world. And why just children, grown-ups are avid readers too. I have been a lover of crime fiction for the longest time, but even I was not aware of the pulp detective fiction (Satyajit Ray) introduced me to,” he says.
Majumdar, the translator of all the assortment, says 2020 marks the looks of the final and the fourth volume of Professor Shonku containing 9 adventures, lastly finishing all his 38 exploits written within the unique Bengali by Ray.
The volume begins with an escapade translated by Ray himself and the concluding and introspective journey on this guide begins at his cozy home in Giridih however the motion begins to unfold from Jharkhand and takes readers to London and Berlin with a nail-biting end.
According to Sohini Mitra, Publisher (Children Division), at Penguin India, “With this final volume, we now have the complete oeuvre of stories featuring the madcap Professor Shonku and his extraordinary adventures available for readers young and old.”
In this final volume of Professor Shonku’s escapades, the scientist travels around the globe as soon as extra to face close to dying conditions. Each nerve wracking expertise is faithfully recorded in his diary.
The books tells about Shonku being outwitted by his personal invention, the Tellus laptop; his helplessness when his arch-rival in Rome intentionally misplaces his marvel drug, Miracurall; and the thrilling discovery of a three-and-a-half-thousand-year-old glowing diamond necklace and a papyrus in an historic tomb in Cairo.