A two-volume box set, ‘The Best of Satyajit Ray’ published by Penguin Random House India, is not only a treat for Ray enthusiasts but also a collector’s edition. A new anthology offers a glimpse into the fiction and non-fiction writings of the legendary filmmaker and polymath Satyajit Ray. The book set picks from the ever-popular adventures of Ray’s enduring creation, the professional sleuth, Feluda, to the chronicles of Professor Shonku, his short stories as well as writings on filmmaking, and his thoughts on world and Indian cinema.
About the Satyajit Ray
Ray (1921-1992) was one of the most eminent film directors of world cinema with films like ‘Pather Panchali’ (Song of the Little Road, 1955) that established his position as a major film director, winning numerous awards. A recipient of 36 National Film Awards, the filmmaker was also honoured by several national and international awards, including the Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Padma Bhushan, and the Bharat Ratna. He was presented with the Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 1992.