The Mountain of the Moon : A classic tale of adventure in Africa

Paper Type: Book print paper | Size: 190mm x 132mm; 176pp
Black and White; 176 pages; Paperback
ISBN-13: 978-93-89136-38-8


Mountain of the Moon is a story about taking a chance—a dare which, with its wings of imagination, leads you to the silver lining after a storm. Shankar, an ordinary young boy from a rural Indian village, crosses many skies and seas to explore an altogether different world, that is Africa. This land of unknowns never fails to entrance him with its whole gamut of mystery, magic and mayhem. But is all that toil worthy of the journey? Moreover, will Shankar get to the peak of his mountain of dreams?

Bibhutibhushan Bandopdhay, who himself had never crossed the boundaries of his dear land, took just another leap where a little faith blends with a magical fantasy, creating a kingdom of its own. But who would have thought that this kingdom would live in the core of the heart of the generations to come? Relive this classic adventurous narrative in English that will lead you again to an era of picaro, when one dared to dream.


Bibhutibhushan  Bandyopadhyay
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay

Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894–1950), one of the prominent fiction writers in Bengali literature, is best known for his novel Pather Panchali (Songs of the Little Road), and its sequel, Aparajito (The Unvanquished). After completing his undergraduate degree from Ripon College, Kolkata, the author worked as a publicist, a secretary, and a teacher, before penning Pather Panchali in 1928, for which he gained critical acclaim. The novel was adapted into an award-winning film in 1955 by the famous director, Satyajit Ray. He was posthumously awarded the Rabindra Puraskar, West Bengal’s most prestigious literary award, in 1951.

Santanu  Sinha Chaudhuri
Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri

Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri began his career as a banker. Since reengineering his career in 2000, he has taught English to adult learners at different institutions including the British Council English Language Centre in Kolkata. He writes on learning English language and other topics and translates Bengali fiction into English. 

Suddhasattwa  Basu
Suddhasattwa Basu

Suddhasattwa Basu is a painter, illustrator, author, and animation film maker. The Song of a Scarecrow (2002) written and illustrated by him received the Chitrakatha award, and a special mention at the Biennial of Illustration, Bratislava, Slovakia. He has conceptualised and illustrated many titles for the National Book Trust.