If you hear this you will find your heads are getting muddled, Some of you will fathom fully, some will stay befuddled.
The Bengali language has never been quite so much a living, breathing creature of whimsy as in Sukumar Rays hands, and his creationswild and wicked, dreamy and delirioushave thrilled children and adults alike.
This selection offers you the best of his worldpun-riddled, fun-fiddled poetry from Abol Tabol and Khai-Khai, stories of schoolboy pranks (Pagla Dashu) and madcap explorers (Heshoram Hushiyarer Diary), and the unforgettable harum-scarum classic of Haw-Jaw-Baw-Raw-Law, presented here for the first time in its entirety.
All the stories and poems are accompanied by Sukumar Rays inimitable illustrations. Sampurna Chattarjis lively translation captures the magical nonsense groove of the Bengali original through a freewheeling play of sound and sense.
With a sparkling new introduction by Ruskin Bond, this book is sure to captivate Sukumar Rays fans and win him a whole new generation of admirers.