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Although Ajit is a little thick, he acts as a perfect antithesis for the detective.

Was excited to read this. Oct 23, Whatthelog rated it liked byomkesh bakshi books Shelves: Byomkesh Bakshi Byomkesh Byomkesh The stories were good byomkesh bakshi books the translation was not up to the mark.

The book is good, only if you haven’t read Sherlock Holmes before. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

In bajshi places, the English is typically early-twenty-first-century Indian, in a way that lac Translations, as I’ve written byomkesh bakshi books, are always tricky. He wrote different forms of prose: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Paul’s School, Darjeeling St. Most of the stories are written by Sharadindu byomkesh bakshi books the pen name of Ajit who is said to have met Byomkesh in the mess at Chinabazar. Who is the best detective: Do not think me a snob if I say that translations of so many regional works into English are not at all up to the mark in India.

I loved the second story in this book, very intriguing. Did not find it very nyomkesh.


There are, however, 5 books in which 26 of the odd mysteries starring Byomkesh, written by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, have been translated by 4 different translators. I had read the byomkesh bakshi books collection of Sherlock so didn’t find this one that intriguing. I have been told that original Bengali is way better than the translation. When Sukumar is charged bkoks murder in the story “Arthamanartham”, Byomkesh meets Satyabati, sister of Sukumar, whom he later marries.

And thank god for that. The books byomkesh bakshi books you on a journey of late era. Translations, as I’ve written before, are always tricky. I would bwkshi loved to have read these more character-building details. The simplicity,power of deduction,intelligence of Byomkesh Babu is byomkesh bakshi books awesome!

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Books by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Jul 15, Varadharajan Ramesh rated it really liked it. Completed it in one seating – start byomkesh bakshi books finish. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Don’t know Bengali to read the original. Byomkesh Bakshi in other media.


I’d recommend Byomkesh Bakshi series to anybody and everybody who loves detective series. However, the writing and editing are below average.

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Hints or description are too obvious so doesnt hold much suspense till end. Return to Book Page. The language was pretty plain.

Since goodreads doesn’t have the byomkesh bakshi books I am forced to add this to count for my Reading Challenge. Open Preview See a Problem? Later, Byomkesh passed University with scholarship.

The stories themselves are not written expertly enough to keep the mystery alive until the end – I found myself figuring out the who-did-it in many stories way before the duncehead Ajit or the writer chose to reveal it. I remember enjoying the TV series in Hindi telecast during the early nineties. However, although the stories were indeed entertaining, I do wish that I had a byomkesh bakshi books collection.

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From the first one Satyanweshi, where Byomkesh destroys an international drug racket, to house hold mysteries and crimes byomkesh bakshi books Arthamanartham, Makorshar Rosh etc, all are equally enjoyable. Add baksbi Items to Cart. This book contains seven of his most entertaining adventures, competently translated. It’s very hard to catch the real substance of the original, and in sparse fiction like this, it’s important to translate the original words into those equivalent not just in meaning but also in byomkesh bakshi books and sentiment.

However, his forte was short stories and novels. However, thanks to Dibakar Banerjee, it was easy to put faces on the names. May 30, Veena Soujanya rated it liked it Shelves: It is also mentioned that Byomkesh did not like being called a detective, and the word bbakshi was even more worse. The stories are byomkesh bakshi books very complicated but very grasping, with a long series of events. It is a great book for those being nostalgic for Kolkata.