Byomkesh Bakshi

It is an immense pleasure to read this book especially if you have grown up watching the famous detective serial on Doordarshan : Byomkesh Bakshi, the role well executed by Rajit Kapur. Originally authored by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay in Bangla language , this fiction contains 54 episodes, out of which seven haven been successfully translated to English by Monimala Dhar and the same has been published by Rupa Publishers. Each story is based on a different outline, be it robbery or murder and the suspense is maintained till the end.

Byomkesh Bakshi is a Bengali  detective who is accompanied by his friend, Ajit banerjee, who is a writer. On solving each case, Ajit pens down their experiences. Byomkesh Bakshi is also known as Indian Sherlock Holmes.

The book has seven stories:
1. The Deadly Diamond (Raktamukhi Neela)
2. The Hidden Heirloom (Seemanta Heera)
3. The Avenger (Achin Pakhi)
4. The Man in a Red Coat (Chhalanar Chanda)
5. The Phantom Client (Shailarahasya)
6. Quicksand (Chorabali)
7. Room Number Two

The most impressive note mentioned was, "A thief cannon crib about the stolen stuff from him, that has already been stolen by him."

Afaik, I couldn't find any videos for these episodes on Youtube. :(

Book Title:Byomkesh Bakshi - Stories-Saradindu Bandyopadhay

(ISBN:81-291-0096-7 ~ Pub Year: 2003 ~ Pages:207 ~ Binding: Paperback ~ Publisher: Rupa)


PS: Dear Bengali friends, I am eager to read the remaining stories. If any of you find time, please translate them for me. IMHO some publisher might catch hold of you to get them published. :D

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7 comments:

  1. I remember watching the serial and it was a good one. Haven't read any of the books. Wish some day i get to read them!

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  2. Used to enjoy this series a lot before. Tried watching it now and felt i was watching some documentary.

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  3. Hey came across ur blog.. nice blog.. I loved watching that serial too.. I did not know that there was an english version of the books..keep blogging

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  4. Hi, There are two more Byomkesh Bakshi translations available published by Penguin. One is called "A picture Imperfect and other Byomkesh Bakshi Stories" and the other is called the "The Menagiere and other Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries"

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