ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Satyajit Ray was an eminent Indian filmmaker and author, widely regarded as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali Brahmo family of Bengali Kayastha origin which was prominent in the field of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and viewing Vittorio De Sica’s Italian neorealist film Bicycle Thieves (1948) during a visit to London.
Ray created two popular fictional characters in Bengali children’s literature—Feluda, a detective, and Professor Shonku, a scientist. The Feluda stories are narrated by Topesh Ranjan Mitra aka Topse, his teenage cousin, something of a Watson to Feluda’s Holmes. The science fictions of Shonku are presented as a diary discovered after the scientist had mysteriously disappeared.
ABOUT THE BOOK : Tarini Khuro is a fictional character created by Satyajit Ray. Literally it means respected uncle Tarini. Khuro in old colloquial Bengali means paternal uncle. The full name of Tarini khuro is Tarini Charan Bandopadhyay. Tarini khuro’s adventure stories have a touch of supernatural forces in them. His earlier creations were Feluda and Professor Shanku. This character is central to about Fifteen stories written by Ray.