Author : Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay
Translator : Ashoka Dev Choudhuri
The stories showcased in Fascinating Stories by Bibhutibhusan Bandyopadhyay mirror the face of Bengal as it was at the beginning of the 20th century. Through these stories the readers would be face to face with the abject poverty as well as the beauty of the quiet countryside of Bengal, the peasants, the women-folk and young boys. Some of the stories are set in Kolkata where the author had been a school teacher for many years. The stories involving ghosts and spirits had a strong appeal for children when they were first published several decades ago.