The Crazy Tales of Pagla Dashu and Co.

The Crazy Tales of Pagla Dashu and Co.

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Item Code: NAE911
Author: Sukumar Ray
Publisher: Hechhette Book Publishing India Pvt. Ltd
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9789350095416
Pages: 208 (61 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.0 inch X 5.0 inch
Weight 260 gm
Back of the Book

You never know what’s going to happen in Pagla dashu’s world- it’s an out-and-out romp! Life is never ordinary or dull when Dashu is around and this round-eyed, curly-haired schoolboy shakes up people and places until everyone and everything is as topsy-turvy as our hero. From his classroom antics to his playtime tactics, Dashu’s impish audacity has you rolling on the floor with laughter. Join him and his equally wacky company of madcap schoolboys and geniuses, and many other unforgettable characters who will take you on a crazy roller-coaster ride through poetry epidernics, strange robberies, chaotic school plays, and imaginary lands populated by magical creatures.

These 25 classic stories by Sukumar Ray have been put together for the first time in English by the Jadavpur University Translator’s Collective and feature rare illustrations by Sukumar Ray and Satyajit Ray.

About the Author

Sukumar Ray (1887-1923) was born in Calcutta, India. He was the son of Upendrakishore Raychowdhury, a visionary children’s author, artist and publisher. Sukumar’s genius was visible at an early age and in the short span of his life (he died at the age of 35), he managed to cement his position as one of the greatest children’s writers of his time. He was one of the foremost writers of nonsense verse and his collections of poetry and prose have been read and re-read by children and adults over the last 80 years. His most famous works include Abol Tabol, Ha-Ja-Ba-Ra-La and Pagla Dashu. He is the father of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray.


Pagla Dashu and co. appears in English!vi
A Note on the Translationxii
1Pagla Dashu1
2The Amazing Poem8
3The New Teacher14
5Rotten Luck26
6Dashu's Crazy Act32
7The Detective39
8The Strange Punishment44
9The Imaginary Uncle48
10Chinese Crackers53
11Dashu's Antics58
12The Show-off64
13Cocky Bholanath70
14The Drawing77
15The Conquest of the World83
16The Wrestler89
17The Marvellous Mix94
18Gopal's Lessons101
19The Elder Brother105
20The Glutton108
21Jatin's Slippers114
22A Tedious Tale121
24Nidhirmam Patkel131
25The Diary of Professor Heshoram Hunshiyar135
The Bookmine Gems147
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