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Nov 04, Shibajee Samaddar rated it it was amazing. Enylish, his forte was short stories and nove Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay Bengali: Bakshi is accompanied by his friend Ajit on all his adventures in Byomkesh Bakshi Stories.

Byomkesh Bakshi Stories

A Beautiful Place to Die: Ships from and sold by TheBigStore Legendary Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay created a strong detective character of Indian origin, named Byomkesh Bakshi. Like Manasi had mentioned in her review, there are very few English translation available. 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 wish I knew Bengali so that I could compare this translation with Sharadindu Bandhopadhyay’s original, but alas! And thank god for that. Certified BuyerKolkata. Sharadindu Bandhopadhay’s most well known character Byomkesh Bakshi first appeared as a character in the story Satyanweshi The Inquisitor.


An endearing affable man who calls himself a seeker of truth and not a detective, is the stuff byomjesh legends and not unknown to anyone who grew up in the 90s. There are several based on Sherlock Holmes including one by Satyajit Ray.

Part nostalgia, part brilliance! The translation is a little dated and some words are left in Bengali like enlish will say kaki instead of Aunt, for some reasonbut I could follow along easy enough.

The mysteries are revealed with true detective flourish.

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I’ll keep the review short and simply say that this is a treat which one must savour. During that time he was busy writing scripts for films in Bombay.

Not sure if I lost anything through the translation.

In his early stories, Ajit Bandhopadhyay is described as his companion cum chronicler of his stories. I would have loved to have read these more character-building details. It has those traditional principles of going by wit rather than modern techniques of solving cases. Get to Know Us. Translations, as I’ve written before, are always tricky.

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Byomkesh Bakshi

Trivia About Byomkesh Bakshi S Perfectly-written whodunits set in Victorian decadent, lazy Bengal, perfectly translated for a perfect read. Byomkesh Bakshi in other media. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. For records both these books have a different set of stories. I loved the second story in this book, very intriguing. I vaguely remembered the Doordarshan series from my childhood.


I really enjoyed The Menagerie. Books by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Although Ajit is a little thick, he acts as a perfect antithesis for the detective.

I had bought this book to relive those moments I had spent glued to Doordarshan and watching Rajit Kapoor enacting the role of Byomkesh Bakshi. And not too mysterious.

While I think Monimala Dhar, the translator, seems to have done a decent job, there could have been more tight editing of her English. Small stories which keeps you interested till the end. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Byomkesh Bakshi Stories by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Aug 05, Sujay Malik rated it really liked it. Overall okay one, few lines denotes too much typical thinking too like lady so must be at home around afternoon.

The stories themselves were pretty cool. No trivia bolks quizzes yet. I felt slightly disappointed with this translation.

The cases are intelligent, brain exercising and still as shocking in their solution even after decades and after leaps in scientific development!