The Mystery of the Elephant God

The Mystery of the Elephant God

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Author: Satyajit Ray
Translator(s): Gopa Majumdar
Publisher: Penguin
Year: 1994
Language: English
Pages: 215
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0140251227


This book is a collection of three novellas of crime and mystery featuring Satyajit Ray's incomparable super sleuth - Feluda.

The first novella in this volume, The Mystery of the Elephant God, sees Feluda arriving in the temple town of Varanasi with his Watson-his cousin, Tapesh-and his friend, the comical crime fiction writer Lalmohan Ganguli, alias Jatayu, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a prized family heirloom. As Feluda goes deeper into the case, he has spine-chilling encounters with the powerful Maganlal Meghraj and his knife-throwing associate. Though Feluda manages to best the ace criminal in this case, it is not the last he sees of Meghraj.

He surfaces again in The Criminals of Kathmandu’s as the kingpin in a case involving spurious drugs…In Tintoretto’s Jesus, a chance meeting with a complete stranger whose dog has been killed leads Feluda to an investigation of sinister crime in the rarified world of art.


His stories are indeed a striking display of the versatility of Satyajit Ray who proves he is a master of more than one medium of communication.

-The Hindu


GOPA MAJUMDAR was born in Delhi in 1956 and took her BA in English Literature from Delhi University. Her translations of Bengali short first appeared in the Namaste magazine. She has also translated Satyajit Ray's Twenty Stories.


Translator’s Note

The Mystery of the Elephant God

Tintoretto’s Jesus

The Criminals of Kathmandu