As author Jane Austen once wrote in her novel Northanger Abbey, “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” Learning to read books enhance our imagination. A good book can give a whole new perspective on life. It shows the pathways in life being our best companions. Reading a new book means visiting a new place, understanding new characters and developing a new chain of thoughts.
This World Book Day 2019, we bring you a list of five must-read books by Satyajit Ray. A prolific director and a writer, Satyajit Ray has written many fictitious novels and short stories. On the 27th death anniversary of Satyajit Ray, following are the hand-picked books by the author. Read on to find out!
The Complete Adventures of Feluda
The Complete Adventures of Feluda is a book of different intriguing and suspenseful stories written by Ray. Feluda is one of the favourite detective characters of Ray.
Stories of the supernatural, this collection of short stories is a favourite with the young and old.
Our Films, Their Films
A must-read for those aspiring to become filmmakers. It gives a wonderful insight into film appreciation.
The Apu Trilogy
One of the most famous works of Satyajit Ray is The Apu Trilogy. A collection of three stories chronicling the protagonist's main phases of life - childhood, marriage, and fatherhood.
Written in Bengali by Ray, and translated by his wife Bijoya Ray, this book talks about his passion for cinema, photography, books and more.
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