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Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne: The Magical World of Upendrakishore Roychoudhury

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Hardcover, 176 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by Penguin Putnam
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My rating is based on the movie, which I absolutely adore! I recently found out that the book is available in an English translation, and am hoping to get hold of a copy soon.
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This is a wonderful selection of stories for children, though adults will enjoy it in equal measure. The author – Upendrakishore Roychoudhury – is a well-known Bengali author and will be easier to identify as the grandfather of film-maker Satyajit Ray. He wrote a lot of stories for children, of which some of the best has been brought together in this translated collection.

The title story is the tale of two people – Goopy the singer (“gyne” in Bengali) and Panchu the drummer (who would occasional
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Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury (Bangla: উপেনদরকিশোর রাযচৌধুরী), also known as Upendrokishore Ray (উপেনদরকিশোর রায) was a famous writer, painter, violin player and composer, technologist and entrepreneur.

He was the father of the famous writer Sukumar Ray and grandfather of the renowned film-maker Satyajit Ray. Upendrakishore Ray Chowdhury was a product and leading member of the Brahmo Movement that s
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