The Dreadful Beauty

Sunil Gangopadhyay

Translated from the Bengali original by Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee

Illustrations by Sayan Chakraborty, Cover Design by Antara Ghosh

 

A relic lost in time. A kidnapped uncle and evil criminals after him. What will young Santu do now?

The debut Kakababu novel, is at the same time a tale of adventure, mystery, and thrill with many nail-biting moments.Award: IBBY Honor List 2012 (First Indian title in translation to be awarded the biennial selection of outstanding books)

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A relic lost in time. A kidnapped uncle and evil criminals after him. What will young Santu do now?

About the Book

While everyone else is vacationing, Raja Roychoudhury aka Kakababu and his nephew Santu are busy measuring the mountains of Pahalgam and Sonmarg. Kakababu is looking for a significant antique relic that could help to rewrite an important chapter in Indian history!

Their excursion takes an adventurous turn when Sucha Singh, a low-life of the area, assuming that the duo is searching for gold, kidnaps Kakababu. A young Santu is then left to his wits to save his uncle and also the mysterious artefact from the clutches of the criminal. How will he do so? Will he be successful?

Sunil Gangopadhyay’s The Dreadful Beauty, the debut Kakababu novel, is at the same time a tale of adventure, mystery, and thrill with many nail-biting moments.

About the Author

Sunil Gangopadhyay (1934–2012), a renowned Bengali litterateur whose opus comprises nearly 300 literary works across many genres. A poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, essayist, scriptwriter and journalist, he shot into fame as the founder-editor of the poetry magazine Krittibas (1953), which was responsible for charting revolutionary and daring new course in Bengali poetry.

Gangopadhyay’s iconic stories of the investigator duo Kakababu and his nephew Santu for young adults have triggered the imagination of generations of readers for over forty years. Bhoyonkor Sundor (The Dreadful Beauty), Sabuj Dwiper Raja (King of the Verdant Island), Paharchuray Atonko (Terror on the Mountaintop), and Jongoler Moddhe Ekta Hotel (A Hotel in the Jungle) are among the best loved of the thirty-nine adventures that he wrote.

About the Translator

Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee dons numerous caps as scholar, translator, editor, and cultural administrator. But, his first love lies in translations from one Indian language into another and into English as a way for better understanding about the literature and culture of different regions. He is also fascinated with children’s literature and has successfully connected the expanding gap between