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by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay

  • ISBN: 0143061968
  • Category: Mystery
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Saradindu Bandyopadhyay
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Global; 2006 edition (April 25, 2007)
  • Pages: 248
  • ePub book: 1811 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1258 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 437

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4 mysteries are covered in the book, namely: The Menagerie (Chidiyakhana), The Jewel Case (Monimondon) . All in all, 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.

4 mysteries are covered in the book, namely: The Menagerie (Chidiyakhana), The Jewel Case (Monimondon), The Will That Vanished (Khunji Khunji Nari) and The Quills of the Porcupine (Shajarur Kanta). 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.

An irresistible volume for crime fiction enthusiasts When, in 1932, Saradindu Bandyopadhyay decided to try his .

An irresistible volume for crime fiction enthusiasts When, in 1932, Saradindu Bandyopadhyay decided to try his hand at detective fiction-looked down upon in Bengali literary circles of that time as frivolous ventures-he scarcely expected Byomkesh Bakshi to become one of the most popular and enduring creations in Bengali literature. In The Menagerie (adapted by master film-maker Satyajit Ray for his 1967 film Chiriakhana) Byomkesh cracks a strange case involving broken motor parts, a seemingly natural death and the peculiar inhabitants o. o read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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The Menagerie and Other . .has been added to your Cart . 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 a "Truth Seeker". Resembling a little like Sherlock Holmes, Byomkesh can be said to be the Indian Sherlock. 4 mysteries are covered in the book, namely: The Menagerie (Chidiyakhana), The Jewel Case (Monimondon), The Will That Vanished (Khunji Khunji Nari) and The Quills of the Porcupine (Shajarur Kanta).

Byomkesh Bakshi is an Indian-Bengali fictional detective created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

Byomkesh Bakshi is an Indian-Bengali fictional detective created by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. Referring to himself as a "truth-seeker" in the stories, Bakshi is known for his proficiency with observation, logical reasoning, and forensic science which he uses to solve complicated cases, usually murders. The character has often been called the Indian version of Sherlock Holmes

Книги Язык и литература Fiction The Menagerie and other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries. by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay.

Книги Язык и литература Fiction The Menagerie and other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries. The Menagerie and other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries. From the Back of the Book: When in 1932 Saradindu decided to try his hand at detective fiction looked down upon in Bengali literary circles of that time as frivolous ventures he scarcely expected Byomkesh Bakshi to become one of the most popular and enduring creations in Bengali literature.

There isn't one single anthology wherein all Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries are translated into English. There are, however, 5 books in which 26 of the 33-odd mysteries starring Byomkesh, written by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, have been translated by 4 different translators

There isn't one single anthology wherein all Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries are translated into English  . There are, however, 5 books in which 26 of the 33-odd mysteries starring Byomkesh, written by Saradindu Bandyopadhyay, have been translated by 4 different translators.

On Books, Reading and other Delightful Things. I decided to start with a book which had a collection of Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries

On Books, Reading and other Delightful Things. I decided to start with a book which had a collection of Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries. After finishing one book, I decided to read another and then another. I think there are only three translated collections of Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries in English. Now I have read them all. The three books I read were ‘Picture Imperfect‘, ‘The Menagerie‘ and ‘The Rhythm of Riddles‘. The first two were translated by Sreejata Guha, who was probably the first to translate Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries into English twenty years back, and then continued translating other Bengali classics into English.

Byomkesh Bakshi's appeal as the self-styled inquisitor, a detective not by profession but by passion, has 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 sleuth's remarkable mental agility to the ultimate test.

Book : chiriyakhana author : saradindu bandyopadhyay series : byomkesh bakshi type .

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Language: EnglishPages: 315From the Back of the Book:When in 1932 Saradindu decided to try his hand at detective fiction looked down upon in Bengali literary circles of that time as frivolous ventures he scarcely expected Byomkesh Bakshi to become one of the most popular and enduring creations in Bengali literature. Although largely modeled on such greats as Conan Doyle's Holmes and chesterton's Father Brown Byomkesh's 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 sleuth's remarkable mental agility to the ultimate test. In The Menagerie cracks a strange case involving broken motor parts a seemingly natural death and the peculiar inhabitants of Golap 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 fulfill 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 guha's translation captures brilliantly the thrill and ingenuity of Byokesh's exploits just as it does Bandyopadhyay's remarkable portrayal of a city struggling to overcome its colonial past and come into its own. CONTENTSThe Menagerie1The Jewel Case

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Marinara Marinara
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 a "Truth Seeker". Resembling a little like Sherlock Holmes, Byomkesh can be said to be the Indian Sherlock.

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 Kapoor 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.

The Menagerie and other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries contains four cases of Byomkesh that are translated in English by Sreejata Guha. 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 readers towards this book at first glance.

4 mysteries are covered in the book, namely: The Menagerie (Chidiyakhana), The Jewel Case (Monimondon), The Will That Vanished (Khunji Khunji Nari) and The Quills of the Porcupine (Shajarur Kanta). 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 1953 to 67. 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. 4.5 out of 5 to this book and I hope the publishers and Sreejata bring out translations of the other Byomkesh stories too!

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Xtintisha Xtintisha
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 reason), but I could follow along easy enough.
Drelahuginn Drelahuginn
Reliving my childhood through these stories. Very well written and engrossing. A must read.
Fenrikasa Fenrikasa
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.
Vushura Vushura
Excellent translation of some of the more memorable Byomkesh stories. Makes great reading. Certainly worth downloading and spending a winter's afternoon delightfully, with this collection.
Rgia Rgia
Indians enjoy mysteries. There are several based on Sherlock Holmes (including one by Satyajit Ray). If you have a little knowledge of Indian city life you will probably enjoy this as much as I did.
Vathennece Vathennece
Great plots and excellent translation
Legendary Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay created a strong detective character of Indian origin, named Byomkesh Bakshi. Byomkesh 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 main character, since 1932 till 1969. Some these stories are included in this volume.