The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories
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    The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories (English, Paperback, Satyajit Ray, Arunava Sinha)

    The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories  (English, Paperback, Satyajit Ray, Arunava Sinha)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RUPA
    • ISBN: 9788129129963, 8129129965
    • Edition: 2014
    • Pages: 108
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    A collection of four stories from master filmmaker and storyteller Satyajit Ray, The Magic Moonlight Flower and Other Enchanting Stories brings the magic of Ray's stories to English audiences everywhere.

    Summary of the Book

    Stories of ogres most macabre, princesses most pretty and flowers most enchanted, Satyajit Ray populates his world with characters which have become immortal in Indian storytelling. In one story, Sujan discovers his ability to imitate bird and animal calls, and decides to use his talents to defeat a terrible monster and win a princess's heart. In another, Ratan becomes an ogre following a nasty curse but his gift for song saves him from destruction. Full of colour and vitality one always finds in Ray's stories, this book tells the story of Gangaram, whose fate is changed by a beautiful rainbow coloured stone, and he gives it away, bringing a fate unknown upon himself. In the final story, a young boy's search to find a flower that will save his father's life leads him to a cruel king, and a terrifying serpent. These stories reflect Satyajit Ray's passion for short stories and showcase his talent as a stalwhart pillar of Indian literature.

    About Satyajit Ray

    Satyajit Ray was an Indian filmmaker, screenwriter and short-story writer. Noted as one of the finest auteurs in world cinema, he is best remembered for his feature length films, including Pather Panchali, Aparajito, Apur Sansar, Devi and Charulata.

    He was awarded several awards for his work, including an Academy Award and the Bharat Ratna. His literary works include his Feluda stories, for which he is best remembered in literary circles.

     

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    Book Details
    • Imprint
      • Red Turtle
    • Publication Year
      • 2014 February
    • Book Type
      • Fiction Book
    Contributors
    • Authored By
      • Satyajit Ray
    • Translated By
      • Arunava Sinha
    Dimensions
    • Width
      • 6 inch
    • Height
      • 9 inch
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    Simplicity of the language appealing to early readers of English stories

    Satyajit, through this collection reaffirms his stature as one of the stalwarts of versatile Bengali writers who crossed boundaries of language. The English language used is simple yet a helpful stepping stone to readers seeking to gradually scale up to higher levels of the language. Engrossing and gripping the stories take the reader on a journey to rural Bengal in ancient times.
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