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Bengali Books Online Store | Les aventures de Feluda | Satyajit Ray | Feluda Series

Online Bengali Books | Store | affiliateWell - I can't read French (am guessing the following is French, hope I am right), but Google Book Search has these following comments about this Feluda book:

Qui a dérobé la douzième pièce des signes du zodiaque de Jahangir ? La petite statuette du dieu des morts égyptiens ? Un étrange instrument de musique fabriqué en Allemagne sur l'ordre d'un avocat célèbre passionné de musique et d'instruments laisse Feluda perplexe... Les derniers mots de ce personnage mystérieux ne le sont pas moins : la clef... la clef...

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By Satyajit Ray, Gopa Majumdar
Published by Editions Kailash, 1998
ISBN 2842680359, 9782842680350
164 pages

This book has a price tag that is seen to be believed. If you have to have this translated French Feluda series book, buy it online from Washington Bangla Radio Online Bengali Book Store.

Bengali Books Online Store | Feluda Series | The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 | Satyajit Ray

FELUDA | Washington Bangla Radio | Online Book StoreSatyajit Ray introduced the world to Feluda (ফেলুদা in Bengali) in 1965 in the legendary Bengali childrens' magazine Sandesh. Pradosh Chandra Mitter (or Prodosh C Mitter), aka Felu-da, along with Tintin, Asterix, The Hardy Boys, Alfred Hitchcock's Three Investigators (Pete Crenshaw rocked!), etc. - all of these are a part of my generation who grew up in the 1970s - and perhaps a couple of later generations as well. I am not so sure that is still the case, given the regrettable ascent of Bollywood, and recently the Indian subcontinent being associated with slums as well as snake charmers and maharajas (though I don't mind the Maharaja of Gaipajama variety, though.)

In any case, our favorite residents of 27, Rajani Sen Road, Kolkata 700019, and Gar Par in Calcutta (where Satyajit Ray himself grew up) have participated in 35 odd stories written by Ray. Fortunately, they have been translated to languages other than Bangla, including English and French.

For those visitors who have landed here via an unrelated search, Wikipedia has an excellent article on the bright sleuth Feluda, his assistant & cousin Topshe, writer & buddy Lalmohan Ganguly aka Jatayu and Satyajit Ray's masterful weaving of detective stories around various nefarious characters around the modern young private investigator.

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The Complete Adventures of Feluda, Vol. 1 & 2

Penguin has published the entire collection of Feluda stories, in a chronological order, in these two volumes.The volumes trace the emergence of Feluda from an unknown amateur crime investigator to a professional famous detective. Purchase these Feluda books online from WBRi Book Store.

How To Salsa In A Sari (Kimani Tru) | WBRi Book Selection | A Story About Mixed-Race Teen Issues | Online Bangla Book store

Online Bangla Magazine & BooksWritten by Dona Sarkar - who has African-American & Indian roots. First, Issa Mazumder's nerdy boyfriend dumps her for popular Latina princess Cat Morena—as if Cat even likes him. She just hates Issa. And for good reason: Issa finds out that her mother not only has been dating Cat's dad, but is going to marry him. That means they're moving into Cat's huge house. And not only is Issa's stepsister-to-be a total beyotch, she has no respect for Issa's Indian and African-American heritage. But Issa gets some tough advice: if she wants Cat Morena to welcome her traditions, Issa had better learn how to salsa in a sari.  Writes The Compulsive Reader (Big Rapids, MI, USA): "Issa Mazumder is African-American and Indian and proud of it. She's been living with her Indian mother ever since her father walked out on them five years earlier, and when her mother announces that she is getting remarried, Issa couldn't be more horrified. To make matters even more unbearable, her mom is marrying Cat Morena's father. Cat has it out for Issa fro ages--to the extent of stealing her boyfriend just to spite her. Issa will do all it takes to keep her mother from marrying into Cat's family--even if that might mean stooping to Cat's level.

How to Salsa in a Sari is far from being your run-of-the-mill teen novel. Sarkar breathes a new and vivacious life into this classic plot. Issa is a smart and dynamite character, and the diverse cast will appeal greatly to what is becoming an equally diverse teenage audience. It is their intense humanity and their conflicts that stand out in this novel. Throw in a carefully measured dose of materialism and those miserable, honest mess-ups that are part of the package of growing up, all wrapped up with the perfect imperfect ending, and you'll find that How to Salsa in a Sari is a stellar, vibrant, and beguiling read that you won't want to let go of. It is novels of this caliber that are growing ever popular among the teenage set, and will soon dominate the genre."
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Gitanjali | Rabindranath Tagore | The Classic That Belongs To Every Bengali - get it from WBRi Book Store if you don't have it !

Gitanjali | Online Book Shop - WBRi Affiliate | Best Price | Great DealsGitanjali is an important collection of prose by Rabindranath Tagore, being a key Indian poet, author and of course Nobel Peace Prize winner. Individuals who are intestered in eastern poetry should embrace this book as it was written with eastern philosophy in mind. Tagore has long been known as an important author of works related to eastern philosophical beliefs, and has written an excellent collection of poetry which is featured in this publication. V. Ganesan (Kilauea, HI) writes: "If there is only one Indian poetry book you are able to read, it should be Tagore's Gitanjali. It is a delightful book. Originally, Tagore wrote it in Bengali, and then translated it to English. I'm glad he did that. The world is able to enjoy his poems. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature, for this book.
These poems are the essence of the Indian culture. They reflect the soul of India. They are highly philosophical and yet simple as the rain clouds, summer rain, stars, shy bride and the parched land, which he describes. They are soothing, soft and gentle. One does not have to be a Hindu to enjoy this book. Tagore's God is formless and above religions. To him, God is mother, father, king, lover and friend. Indian poets like Subramania Bharathi have also portrayed God in such forms.
Tagore's Words:
"He is there where the tiller is tilling the hard ground and the path maker is breaking stones"
"Life of my life, I shall every try to keep my body pure, knowing that they living touch is upon all my limbs"
"My desires are many and my cry is pitiful, but ever didst thou save me by hard refusals"
"I had my invitation to the world's festival, and thus my life has been blessed. My eyes have seen and my ears have heard"
"Give me the strength never to disown the poor or bend my knees before insolent might"
"In this playhouse of infinite forms, I have had my play and here have I caught sight of him that is formless"
"The flowers have been woven and the garland is ready for the bridegroom. After the wedding the bride will leave her home and meet her lord alone in the solitude of night"

The beauty is endless. Every line is a gem. This is a book which will change your life forever.

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The Heart of God: Prayers of Rabindranath Tagore | Book Selection | Available now at WBRi Book Shop

Bengali Magazines & Books | Online Book StoreRabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is considered the most important poet of modern-day India. This inspiring collection of Tagores poetry represents his simple prayers of common life. Each of the seventy-seven prayers is an eloquent affirmation of the divine in the face of both joy and sorrow. Like the Psalms of David, they transcend time and speak directly to the human heart. Elizabeth A. Stewart (Santa Cruz, CA USA) writes: "This collection of seventy-seven poems of the Nobel Laureate poet of India is taken from seven sources of his poetry. The editor has skillfully degenderized and introduced contemporary language where he deemed appropriate. The beauty of Tagore's spirit and his eloquence will be augmented for some by the editor's gifts. Long familiar with Tagore's own translations of his poetry, I find in this collection extreme satisfaction in accessing the presence of the poet in images of rare beauty. This book is an important addition to the literature, providing
fresh acquaintance with a master poet.
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