The release of anthology titled The Mystery of Munroe Island and Other Stories was done by the well-known film personality Dhritiman Chaterji at the Starmark store.
The Mystery of Munroe Island and Other Stories is an anthology of Indrani Majumdar’s English translations of Satyajit Ray’s ten stories on the eccentric genius and scientist Professor Shonku and the imaginative world created around him.
The launch was followed by a session of reading from the anthology by Dhritiman Chaterji himself and two students of the Delhi Public School, Ruby Park, Kolkata – Shruti Deb and Vinayak Kamal Ghosh. A quiz on Professor Shonku was also conducted by Starmark personnel.
Speaking on this occasion, Dhritiman Chaterji said “Many have written about his film making style, his greatness and several other aspects. But what deserved mention is his love for children which led him to write such fantastic stories for them”.
The ten stories are Dr. Schering’s Memory, Hypnojen, The Black Night of Professor Shonku, Shonku’s Golden Opportunity, The Mystery of Munroe Island, A Messenger from Space, Nakur Babu and Ei Dorado, Shonku’s Expedition to the Congo, Shonku and the UFO, and EA.
The Mystery of Munroe Island and Other Stories have been priced at Rs. 250/- (paperback) and are available at all leading book stores.