Kolkata: The Energy and Resources Institute and Oxford Bookstore launched Anjana Basu’s ‘Leopard in the Laboratory’ in Kolkata on June 21.
This is the second book in the Jim Corbett series, the first being ‘In the Shadow of Leaves’.The new title takes forward the friendship of the children, Manjul and Rohan as they go on to greater adventures with Carpet Sahib, Corbett’s ghost. The challenge this time is to save a leopard as it is pushed out of the shrinking forests of Rudraprayag due to incessant felling of trees.
The book was released in the presence of actor and wildlife expert Sabyasachi Chakravarty, wildlife expert RishinBasu-Roy, social communicator Mira Kakkar, and Rahul Dey.
Anjana Basu was born in Allahabad and started school in London. She works as an advertising consultant in Kolkata. She has a book of short stories, published by Orient Longman, India, to her credit. The BBC has broadcast one of her short stories and her poems have featured in anthologies brought out by various publishers. This is her sixth novel and third children’s book. The first, Chinku and the Wolfboy was published by Roli and the second, In the Shadow of the Leaves by TERI.
Basu has also worked on scripts with late filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh for many of his films, most notably Antarmahal andThe Last Lear.