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Spine-tingling tales from the other side of midnight. Indigo is the mood in this new collection of stories about the supernatural, the peculiar and the inexplicable from Satyajit Ray, one of the best-loved writers of our times. There are tales here of dark horror, fantasy and adventure along with heart-warmingly funny stories about ordinary people in extraordinary situatio ...more
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Published November 28th 2000 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd
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This is a collection of short stories from the master story teller Satyajit Ray, a true legend unto himself. And he does not disappoint with this collection at all.

These are stories that are super natural, bizarre, quirky and even some truly inexplicable in nature but definitely make a great read. It describes Calcutta (and I use this name deliberately) in those days and the various quirks of its people in such a wonderful manner that you are actually transported to that land and experiencing ev
When I was about 10, a friend lent me an anthology of Satyajit Ray's stories after her praise for his chilling ghost stories got me interested. I remember reading about an ill-fated attempt at a parapsychological experiment in a rural haunted house and a strange little story about a man who hung himself upside down from a tree like a bat. When I found this book, I bought it in hopes of re-reading some of those tales. The last one is not here, but the first, Anath Babu's Terror is, and is still d ...more
Indigo’s a collection of short stories – really weird short stories. When I think of fiction stories with a twist, Jeffery Archer always comes to mind. I’m a huge fan of his short works – Cat O’ Nine Tales, Quiver Full of Arrows and so on and so forth. All the stories are surreal, and have this strange unprecedented twist in the end. ALWAYS.

Indigo is a little like that. I’m not comparing Jeff Archer and Satyajit Ray – not at all. But I’ll be honest, I’ve never read Satyajit Ray before and I neve
Dhiraj Sharma
Now this is how I like my short stories to be, really short, crisp and with a surprise ending. Each of the stories is a real treat with subjects ranging from ghosts, supernatural elements and with some bizarre characters thrown in.

Ray is master of this genre. I am sure it was his talent to look beyond the mundane that must have got reflected in his writings and movies too.

Abstract stories are not really my cup of tea. I have read short stories of many authors running into several pages and afte
Rishi Prakash
Ray was one of those rare beings in this world who had many talents although world knows him mostly for his movies. Writing was one of his talents and I must say its as good as his cinemas for sure!

All the stories here are special in its own way. Evrey single one ends up with an impact which lingers on and that is what makes them unique and truely amazing. These short stories are highly engaging which is the best part. The beauty of these short stories are that they do not go into lengthy descr
There is no word to describe the range and depth of Satyajit Ray’s imagination. I almost choked from laughter in some stories; I recoiled with horror or tension in others. Although the English translation does not seem to be perfect, the gists of the stories are very much there to haunt you with their charm, eccentricity, and, at times, eeriness. I had no idea that there was an entirely new world somewhere, and that Bengali literature would take you there.

I first heard of Satyajit Ray when I le
Satyajit Ray has always intrigued me and I have been wanting to read some of his books for a long time now (Specially Feluda, which i have heard is his most popular book). While this remains on my wish list I managed to get my hands on Indigo which is a compilation of his short stories.

Indigo explores the world of the super natural, magic and occult through its stories...truly a brilliant color in the rainbow of generes. The stories are written in a simple natural flow, which is amazing. It is b
Reading Satyajit Ray was like feeling the warmth of winter sun in the backyard of my home back in North...

Each story warms your heart softly and you feel you are reliving your childhood. It was as if someone holding your finger and in this case it is Satyajit Ray takes you through the scenes of your past when you were a child playing at the street corner with your friends, enjoying the comic books, making interesting discoveries, discussing trivial things as if they were wonders of the world..
Indigo, by the celebrated film-maker Satyajit Ray, is a selected collection of his short stories. All of the stories have been translated to English from his native tongue, Bengali.

And all of them have an element of the fantastic, the supernatural and the bizarre. The language used is extremely simple and lucid, and will manage to capture the attention of audiences of all ages. Each of them spanning hardly more than 10-15 pages, they are devoid of lofty and superfluous descriptions. The charact
One of my all time favourite writer Satyajit ray's fabulous collection of short stories.
The stories are magical, innocent and true by their nature.
Inspiring for a short story writer :)
Puppets, ghosts, aliens, prehistoric animals..... Unusual people.... You name it. Real magic is there in Satyajit Ray.
My introduction to the literary world of Satyajit Ray.
Ananya Jain
Indigo is a must read. The perfect supernatural book with a twinge of mystery and horror. One of the best books of satyajit ray.
Anouska Banerjee
A Treasure-trove of tales of the supernatural leaving the reader with a thrilling sense of macabre! Great read.
Abhii PS
Really Weird stories. Initially I wasn't enjoying the book but then gradually I started liking it.
Deboshree Chatterjee
i read all these stories in Bengali and loved it... recommended for all short story lovers. :)
Yamini Chandra
A treasure of stories on supernatual. Unexpected twists and plots. A great read.
The sense of macabre the book leaves the reader with is quite unparalleled
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Satyajit Ray (Bangla: সত্যজিৎ রায়) was an Indian filmmaker and author of Bengali fiction and regarded as one of the greatest auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Starting his career as a commercial artist, Ray was drawn into independent filmmaking after meeting French filmmaker Jean Renoir and watching V ...more
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