Byomkesh Bakshi


Author: Sardindu Bandhopadhyay
Translated by Monimala Dhar

9788129100962 | PB | pp. 296 | 2022 | Rupa Publications

Byomkesh Bakshi by Sardindu Bandhopadhyay, translated from the Bengali, is a collection of seven of the most entertaining stories of this sharp detective.

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Byomkesh Bakshi is a famous detective character created by Byomkesh Bakshi. In the 1930’s this epynomous detective made his unobtrusive entry to world, known for his extraordinary cerebral skills. Preferring to be called by his nickname ‘satyanneshi’ — Byomkesh, in the traditon of Doyle and Christie, is accomapnied by his friend Ajit who is slightly obtuse and the perfect foil for him.

This collection of seven of this sharp witted man’s most entertaining adventures will enthrall the reader.

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Sardindu Bandhopadhyay
Translator: Monimala Dhar







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About the Contributors

Saradindu Bandopadhyay (1899-1970), the Bengali novelist, playwright and scriptwriter, is perhaps best known for his immortal Byomkesh stories, written in a span of four decades between 1932 and 1970. He was a master of several prose genres, and wrote the award-winning historical novel Tungabhadrar Teere as well as screenplays for Bengali cinema and the Bombay Talkies. His major works include Jhinder Bandi, Chiriyakhana, Jatismar and Bahu Juger Opar Hote.

Monimala Dhar, the translator of this collection, is the vice principal of Loreto Convent, Shillong.


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