“I”ll take two of those”: The Cloned Cat, Sukumar Ray, and Putu (Amardeep Singh on Sukumar Ray)

(Illustration by Sukumar Ray, for one of his own books)

I was reading randomly in The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature, and I came across Sukumar Ray, a highly prolific writer of surrealist children’s stories in the 1910s and 20s. He was part of the Presidency College circle of Bengali intellectuals in Calcutta, and he was the father of acclaimed film maker Satyajit Ray.

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