Author: Saradindu Bandyopadhay
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Monimala Dhar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129100962
This book contains seven most entertaining adventures, competently translated. At each reading, one can only marvel at the writer’s genius.
Detective fiction has never lacked devoted fans. The undying popularity of Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot vouch for that fact. In the early thirties, a detective by the name of Byomkesh Bakshi made an unobtrusive entry into the world of Bengali fiction. He preferred calling himself a satyanneshi, a seeker of truth, and within days was household name, courtesy his cerebral skills and the exciting situations he found himself in.
In the tradition of Doyle and Christie, Byomkesh is accompanied on his adventures by his friend, Ajit, slightly obtuse and the perfect foil to him. And unlike his Western counterparts, he possesses no idiosyncracy of behaviour-he is an educated, urbane young man, blessed with a sharp intelligence and strong powers of observation.
The translator of these stories, Monimala Dhar, is the Vice-principal of Loreto Convent, Shillong.
The Deadly diamond
The Hidden Heirloom
The Man in a Red Coat
The Phantom Client
Room Number Two