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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? An irresistible volume for crime fiction enthusiasts When, inSaradindu Bandyopadhyay decided to try his hand at detective fictionlooked down upon in Bengali literary circles of that time vyomkesh frivolous ventureshe scarcely expected Byomkesh Bakshi to become one of the most popular and enduring creations in Bengali literature.
Although largely modelled on such greats as Conan Doyles Holmes and Chestertons Father Brown, Byomkeshs appeal as the self-styled inquisitor, a detective not by profession but by passion, found him a dedicated following among generations of readers. The present collection of stories, all set in Calcutta of the fifties and sixties, brings together four mysteries that put the sleuths remarkable mental agility to the ultimate test.
In The Menagerie adapted by master film-maker Satyajit Ray for his film Chiriakhana Byomkesh cracks a strange byomkessh involving broken motor parts, a seemingly natural death and the peculiar inhabitants of Engliish Colony who seem capable of doing just about anything to safeguard the secrets of their tainted pasts.
In The Jewel Case he investigates the mysterious disappearance of a priceless necklace, while in The Will That Vanished he solves a baffling riddle to englush the last wish of a close friend. And in The Quills of the Porcupine, the shrewd detective is in his element as he expertly foils the sinister plans of a ruthless opportunist. Sreejata Guhas translation captures brilliantly the thrill and bkshi of Byomkeshs exploits just as it does Bandyopadhyays remarkable portrayal of a city struggling to overcome its colonial past and come into its own.
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Showing of 9 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Byomkesh Bakshi is an evergreen character of a Bengali Investigator who despised the word “Detective” to describe his profession but instead liked to call himself byomksh “Truth Seeker”. I truly fell in love with him after watching the very famous TV series based on his cases that aired on Doordarshan and featured Rajit Enflish as Byomkesh.
It was this TV series in Hindi that brought the Bengali character created by Saradindu Bandopadhyay into our non-Bengali knowledgeable homes and made this character so well known outside the Bengali community.
I had been on the lookout for good translations of Byomkesh’s cases either in Hindi or English to read and when a friend recommended this book, I just had to read it myself to know if the true essence of the mysteries had been preserved in these translations or not. The cover of the book is not attractive and it is only the title, the author’s name and the blurb that will attract vyomkesh towards this book enylish first glance. The cases are not in any order but this does not hamper the entertainment value in the least.
The English translation by Sreejata Guha is skillfully done and she manages to capture the essence of Bengal in the year range of to Her descriptions create a mental picture of that time when life was not as chaotic and yet crime and criminals were just as cunning as today!
For people like me who don’t understand Bengali and so cant read the original work of the author, her translation of the four later cases of Byomkesh Bakshi’s life are like a breath of fresh air and very enjoyable. Nowhere did the translation feel odd but instead merged beautifully to bring out dialogues just like they would have been woven in the Bengali original.
All the four cases covered in this book are among the best of Byomkesh’s career and I loved reading them. A great addition to my book collection, this book is a must have and one that can be read and re-read any number of times.
The cases are intelligent, brain exercising and still as shocking in their solution even after decades and after leaps in scientific development! All in all, The Menagerie and other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay is a must read and I strongly recommend it to all lovers of mystery and suspense.
Take a ride down the history lane to a Bengal in India of the past and follow Byomkesh and Ajit as they tackle unconventional crimes and criminals. I first heard of Byomkesh from the recent Bollywood movie. When I saw that it was based on a book I decided to check it out. It was hard to find a way to get these stories in America, but Amazon to the rescue. I really enjoyed The Menagerie. The translation is a little dated and some words are left in Bengali like it will say kaki instead of Aunt, for some reasonbut I could follow along easy enough.
Reliving my childhood through these stories. Very well written and engrossing. Both of Sreejat Guha’s translated collections are excellent.
Felt very nostalgic reading this. And of course, Chidiyakhana The Menagerie is one heck of a mystery story. Excellent translation of some of the more memorable Byomkesh stories. Certainly worth downloading and spending a winter’s afternoon delightfully, with this collection. There are several based on Sherlock Holmes including one by Satyajit Ray. Bymkesh you have a little knowledge of Indian city life you will probably enjoy this as much as I did. One person found this helpful. Great plots and excellent translation.
Legendary Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay created a strong detective character of Indian origin, named Byomkesh Bakshi. Baksji is a satyanweshi or truth-seeker, and he possesses extraordinary analytical skills to churn out truth out of mysteries. Byomkesh is the Sherlock Holmes of Bengal. Sharadindu wrote 33 detective fictions where Byomkesh was the btomkesh character, since till Some these stories are bloks in this volume.
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