Dhritiman Chaterji to e-launch
The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku
News Desk, News Nation 360: On Satyajit Ray’s 99th birth anniversary, Starmark, in association with Puffin, will present the e-launch of The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku on Starmark Facebook page by eminent actor Dhritiman Chaterji. A ‘read-aloud’ session with Arunava Sinha, translator and professor, creative writing will also be presented. Satyajit Ray (1921-92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. In 1992, he was awarded the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In the same year, he was also honoured with the Bharat Ratna. Ray was also a writer of repute, and his short stories, novellas, poems and articles, written in Bengali, have been immensely popular. He has published several books in Bengali, most of which became bestsellers. He is also the author of the famous Feluda stories. In this last volume of Professor Shonku's escapades, the brilliant and benevolent scientist travels around the world once more to face near-death situations. Each nerve-wracking experience is faithfully recorded in his diary. We learn of Shonku being outwitted by his own invention, the Tellus computer; his helplessness when his arch-rival in Rome deliberately misplaces his wonder drug, Miracurall; and the thrilling discovery of a three-and-a-half-thousand-year-old sparkling diamond necklace and papyrus in an ancient tomb in Cairo. Join the incredible Shonku on his many exhilarating adventures accompanied by his two long-time friends, his feline companion Newton, and his faithful retainer, Prahlad. Presented in a brilliant translation by Indrani Majumdar and the late author himself, this volume brings alive the wildly imaginative world of the weird and wonderful Professor Shonku.
Report: Anustup Kundu