Source : The Hindu BusinessLine
Penguin Random House India has announced an association with the Society for the Preservation of Satyajit Ray Archives (Satyajit Ray Society) and the legal estate of the Ray Family to publish five previously unpublished titles of the master filmmaker author under the aegis of The Penguin Ray Library, from 2020.
These works consist of previously unpublished essays by Ray, Tarini Khuro translations by Ray, and his illustrated works remain unseen till date.
The Penguin Ray Library will give Ray’s works a unique look of their own. Establishing a series with a distinct identity, these new titles will be presented in a special layout with quintessential aesthetics inspired by Ray’s sensibilities. The Library will be an endeavour to capture the brilliance of a Renaissance man and share his works with a wider readership, said the Penguin, in a statement.
“Ray was an ace designer, music composer, illustrator and a gifted writer. This association will celebrate his contribution to the world of art, literature, cinema and music and take his work to the next level – opening them up to new platforms and readers,” it said.
Sandip Ray, member secretary of the Satyajit Ray Society and Ray’s son, said, “We are excited to be a part of vision that Penguin Random House has for perpetuating Ray’s legacy. The Penguin Ray Library and The Penguin Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture are excellent platforms to introduce his works to new audiences.”
Penguin is also collaborating with the Satyajit Ray Society to be a part of the annual lecture that is held in Ray’s memory each year. This year, The Penguin Satyajit Ray Memorial Lecture, as it will be called hereon, was delivered by renowned filmmaker Tarun Majumdar on Saturday.