Oscar winner Late Satyajit Roy’s Apu trilogy viz. Pather Panchali, Aparajita and Apur Sansar, may be known the world over, but little recognized is the fact that these masterpieces on celluloid owe their origin to the lap of Ghatshila, on the idyllic banks of Subarnarekha.
It is about 58 kms on road from Tatanagar railway station, in the Ghatshila block of East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand. So enamoured was the late Bengali novelist with Ghatshila that he built a red tiled house for himself Gouri Kunj—named after his wife. It is here that he penned most of his novels that became world class, getting translated to English, French, German and Hindi.