Satyajit Ray Translated by: Arunava Sinha

SATYAJIT RAY (1921–’92) was one of the greatest film-makers of his time. He was also a
writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic. He authored
several short stories and novels for young readers and created immortal fictional
characters like Feluda, the sleuth, and Professor Shonku, the scientist. He edited the
Bengali children’s magazine Sandesh, started by his grandfather, Upendrakishore Ray.
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.
ARUNAVA SINHA translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and
non-fiction into English. Twenty of his translations have been published so far. Twice
the winner of the Crossword translation award for Sankar’s Chowringhee (2007) and
Anita Agnihotri’s Seventeen (2011), respectively, he has also been shortlisted for The
Independent Foreign Fiction prize (2009) for his translation of Chowringhee.