Source : Times of India
One of the greatest filmmakers and writers of our times, Satyajit Ray’s 100 birth anniversary would be marked on May 2, 2021. And on the occasion of Ray’s birth centenary, news is that two new books by the author would be released soon.
Another Dozen Stories’ by Satyajit Ray is translated from Bengali to English by Indrani Majumdar and it will be out on May 2. Aimed for kids aged nine years and above, the book is a collection of 12 magical, bizzare and spooky stories. Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore has penned the foreword of the upcoming book. “It is such a joy to be able to revisit some of Manik-da’s most memorable works in this genre. The stories translated by Indrani Majumdar highlight everything we have come to love and admire about Manik-da’s multifaceted creativity. It’s all here—the element of the unexpected, a hint of the supernatural, a whiff of the macabre with a generous measure of humour. This is a collection that makes me want to curl up in my bed with a pleasurable anticipation and let my imagination soar to the power of these timeless tales. This is a befitting tribute to the master on his 100th anniversary,” she said in a statement shared by publisher Penguin India.
Meanwhile, another book by Satyajit Ray will also be released by Penguin India. Titled ‘3 Rays: Stories from Satyajit Ray’, the book is a collection of Satyajit Ray’s previously unpublished autobiographical writings, stories, poems, illustrations, fiction and non-fiction works. ‘3 Rays’ is expected to be out on May 10. 2021.