CAPTAIN COCONUT AND THE CASE OF THE MISSING BANANAS
By Anushka Ravishankar and Priya Sundram
Ace Detective Captain Coconut, who proclaims he can solve any mystery large or small, is called in to investigate the case of the missing bananas. He soon finds himself on a slippery trail of peels and missing numbers. Anushka Ravishankar, India’s best-known writer of nonsense verse, is at her best in this absurd yet perfectly logical tale, which gently satirises the very form that it uses. British-Indian artist Priya Sundram’s collage art brings together elements of popular Indian imagery – drawn from advertising, movies, newspapers and interior decoration – to create a hilariously surreal world.