Sukumar Ray - A Legacy of Laughter

Sukumar Ray - A Legacy of Laughter

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Author: Subhadra Sen Gupta
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 61
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171679579


Sukumar Ray was the first humorist in Bengali literature. His witty poems, anarchic plays and hilarious stories have enchanted many generations of readers. Many phrases invented by him have become a part of the Bengali language. This book presents an account of the life and works of this versatile humorist.

Sukumar Ray was a poet, writer, illustrator and publisher. His collection of poems, Abol Tabol, and the novel Ha-ja-ba-ra-la are classics. He died at thirty six, but in his short span of writing years he gave Bengal one of its finest children’s magazines, Sandesh. Filling its pages with nonsense rhymes, satirical plays and magical stories, all illustrated in his unique cartoon style.

Sukumar Ray introduced humor to Indian literature and his irrepressible voice still fills our lives with an innocent insanity and the unadulterated joy of laughter.


Charitavali is a series of biographies dedicated to the legendary figures of India. The series present the lives of great kings, freedom fighters, political thinkers, social reformers, pioneers of industry, eminent scientists, philosophers, artists, musicians, dances and film stars, writers and sports people.

These biographies have been written for the reader who is curious about the life, achievements and character of these legends. Full of fascinating stories and facts, written in an easy, story telling style, these biographies will make these great Indians and their times come alive for the reader.


The Early Years

The Finest Years

Breeze of Laughter

Sukumar The Storyteller