Etymology[ edit ] Rishi Kanva found her in forest as a baby surrounded by Shakunta birds Sanskrit: Therefore, he named her Shakuntala Sanskrit: Legend[ edit ] Forsaken Sakuntala painting King Dushyanta first encountered Shakuntala while travelling through the forest with his army. He was pursuing a male deer wounded by his weapon.
Character development of Feluda[ edit ] Inspiration from Sherlock Holmes[ edit ] Feluda is a big admirer of Sherlock Holmes which he mentions multiple times. In Kailash Choudharyr Pathar he praises the way Holmes used to draw large conclusions from observations.
Satyajit Ray had deep interests in crime fiction and he read all of Sherlock Holmes fictions in his school days. And when Ray himself started writing on crime fictions, unsurprisingly, the character Sherlock Holmes inspired his writings.
In Kailash Choudhury'r Pathar he praises the way Holmes used to draw large conclusions from observations. Personality of Feluda[ edit ] Prodosh Chandra Mitra, popularly known by his nickname Feluda, first appeared in the eponymous Bengali short story Feludar Goyendagiri Danger in Darjeeling in In the Feluda series that followed, he was portrayed as a man of around 27 with a tall 6'2"athletic figure.
Despite being a strongly built man adept in martial artsFeluda relies mostly upon his superb analytical ability and observation skill jokingly referred to as the Magajastra or brain-weapon to solve cases instead of using physical strength or weapons. He is very choosy about taking up cases and prefers cases that require cerebral effort.
However, contemporary s movies based on Feluda stories feature scenes of violence uncharacteristic of the series, where Feluda demonstrates his martial art powers.
Feluda is known to be a good sleight-of-hand, and he put that skill to use for solving couple of cases. He is also good at disguises.
Feluda often calls a meeting while solving the mystery, where he cajoles the culprit in admitting their crime. Feluda was in a bank job before his detective career. He finds an avid listener in his cousin Tapesh. Also, he often uses his oratory skill at the climactic scenes to cajole the culprit in confessing his crime.
He is an early riser and is often shown starting his day with yoga. Contrary to his otherwise healthy lifestyle, Feluda enjoys smoking charminar cigarettesexercising and chewing betel leaves. His favourite brand of cigarettes is Charminar. He is a connoisseur of delicious foods, popular music and movies, and books.
Like Sherlock Holmes, he has an voracious reading habit reflecting that of Ray's ownwhich add up to his enormous general knowledge. This know-how often comes handy while socialising with people and unravelling mysteries. He always reads about the place he is visiting.
He says it comes in handy sometimes. He is also fond of Tintinspecially his cousin Topshe is a fan of Tintin. Some of the Feluda stories and films have many references of The Adventures of Tintin.
Just like the former army surgeon, Topshe is the quintessential accomplice and faithfully records each of Prodosh Mitra's exploits accurately.
Topshe is a smart teenager. In the first story of Feluda series i. Feludar GoyendagiriTopshe was thirteen and a half where Feluda's age was twenty seven, just the double of Topshe. Though Feluda often teases his young cousin, he is extremely fond and very protective of him.
Feluda lives with Topshe's family. Topshe's father, Binay Mitra is the younger brother of Feluda's father, and therefore his uncle, and they all reside at 21, Rajani Sen Road, Kolkata Formerly, they all used to live in Tara road, Kolkata. Though not mentioned explicitly, Topshe is good-looking, fair, tall and handsome, as per different illustrations made by Satyajit Ray himself.
Detailed knowledge regarding Topshe's high school education is not available, but he used to go to school during the adventure of Sonar Kella the sixth book of Feluda series.Shakuntala Devi (4 November – 21 April ) was an Indian writer and mental calculator, popularly known as the "human computer".
Her talent earned her a place in the edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. As a writer, Shakuntala Devi wrote a number of books, including novels as well as texts about mathematics, puzzles, and. The Ramayana Character List. Buy Study Guide. Rama. The son of King Dasaratha and Queen Kausalya, Rama is the prince of Ayodya.
He is an avatara of Vishnu, the Blue God and the sustainer of worlds. He is also a virtuous, strong, and just man in his own .
In Hinduism Shakuntala (Sanskrit: शकुन्तला, Śakuntalā) is the wife of Dushyanta and the mother of Emperor tranceformingnlp.com story is told in the Mahabharata and dramatized by Kalidasa in his play Abhijñānaśākuntala (The Sign of Shakuntala).
Rishi Kanva found her in forest as a baby surrounded by Shakunta birds (Sanskrit: शकुन्त, śakunta). In Hinduism Shakuntala (Sanskrit: Śakuntalā) is the wife of Dushyanta and the mother of Emperor Bharata.
Her story is told in the Mahabharata and dramatized by many writers, the most famous adaption being Kalidasa 's play Abhijñānaśākuntala (The Sign of Shakuntala).
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