Feluda or Prodosh Chandra Mitra, who uses the anglicised name Pradosh C. Mitter, is a fictional private investigator starring in a series of Bengali novels and short stories written by the famous Indian Bengali film director and writer Satyajit Ray. The detective Feluda lives at Rajani Sen Road, Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Feluda first made his appearance in a Bengali children’s magazine called Sandesh in 1965. His first adventure was Feludar Goendagiri. Other than being one of the most well-known Indian literary creations, the books are bloody good, and not to be missed. And for those whose Bengali isn’t quite up to snuff, many of Feluda’s books have also been translated into English and published by Penguin Books. As well, there have been features films (including two directed by Ray, as well as a couple directed by his son, Sandip Ray, himself a noted director), TV adaptations, radio shows and even a comic strip. Ray’s directed feature Sonar Kella (1974), the first screen appearance of Feluda, is arguably the most popular Bengali children’s movie ever.