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I Want My Sons To Read These Books: Bhaskar Chattopadhyay

Today is Father’s Day and Bookaholicanonymous could not get a better person than Bhaskar Chattopadhyay, a writer, translator and columnist to give us a listing. He is a father to two adorable sons. We asked him which books he would want his sons to read and why. Here’s what he told us!

The Adventures of Tintin by Herge


So that you learn the value of being honest and upright, so that you always stand up for what's right, and so that you know that in order to do all this, you don't need to stop having unabashed fun.

 

Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett



 

So that you have compassion for others, and so that you learnt that there's dignity in doing even the smallest things in life with genuine sincerity.

 

The Short Stories of O. Henry



 

So that you learn how to understand what the other person is feeling.

 

The Adventures of Feluda by Satyajit Ray



 

So that you can have sharp wit and a keen mind that's open and willing to explore.

 

 

Aranyak - Of the Forest by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay



(When you grow up):

So that you realise and never forget that this planet is a beautiful thing, and that we need to work hard to keep it that way.

 

About Bhaskar Chattopadhyay: He is a ludicruous author and equally incompetent translator who lives and works in Bangalore - much to the chagrin of Bangaloreans. He has done a shoddy job of translating such veteran authors as Tagore, Premchand and Satyajit Ray and has totally sucked at being the author of four mystery novels. He is not a bad Dad though, and enjoys spending fun times with his kids Ishaan and Emon. (When we asked him for his bio this is what he gave us! :))

 

His books: He has written books like Here Falls the Shadow, Patang, The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira, and Penumbra. He has also written and edited a bestselling anthology of short stories, 14: Stories That Inspired Satyajit Ray and has translated the works of several Bengali writers such as Rabindranath Tagore and Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay.


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