Uma Iyengar
THE LU QUARTET: SUPER SLEUTHS & OTHER STORIES by Nalini Das Hachette, India, 2013, 417 pp., 399
November 2013, volume 37, No 11

Do not be misled by the title. Being tone deaf, I approached the book with trepidation and was relieved that the ‘Lu Quartet’ is no music band. It comprises four school girls—Kakoli Chakrabarty (Kalu), Malabika Majumdar (Malu), Bulbuli Sen (Bulu) and the raconteur, Tultuli Basu (Tulu)—collectively known as Gadalu or with the more grand sobriquet—The Lu Quartet.

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