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The Rhythm of Riddles: Three Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries

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Saradindu Bandyopadyay's immortal detective Byomkesh Bakshi has enjoyed immense popularity for several decades. From being a household name in the Calcutta of 1930s, when he first created, to a popular face on TV in the 1990s, Byomkesh along with his friend-cum-foil Ajit is perhaps the best-loved of India's literary detectives. This collection brings together three of his ...more
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Published July 17th 2012 by Puffin Books (first published July 1st 2012)
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Arvind
May 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
2.5/5 This book contains 3 Byomkesh short-stories translated from Bengali. Surprisingly, the first of the three is the worst crime-fiction I have ever read. The second story had supernatural elements and was genuinely good, the third was decent. The writing style is a but dry.
I have been reading Satyajit Ray's Feluda omnibus for d past 3-4 days and decided to pick this one up from d library for more of the same and a little change too. But, Feluda stories r better. Will try few more stories of B
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Arunayan Sharma
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fabulous detective stories.
Prerak Punyani
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
After reading this anthology have really nice stories of Byomkesh bakshi. First Indian detective that has gain respect in bengal and after series on DD all over India. Stories are even better than series, tv or cinema has certain limitations but words give free rien to your imagination. Have been admirer of English and scandinavian detective fiction but fell in love with this indian detective fiction because to read whole thing in indian milieu is nice experience.
So avid detective fiction reade
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Ankita
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed it, even though I'd watched the DoorDarshan episodes of at least 2 of these mysteries, following them with Byomkesh Babu in such detail was great. BB remains to this day, my favourite detective :)
Sampurna Ghosh
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
This book consist of 3 stories.
a. The rhythm of riddles
b. Byomkesh and barda
c. The death of Amrito

Among these 3 "The death of Amrito" was the one I liked most. Recently it was made into a movie by Arindam Sil by the title "Byomkesh Parbo" where Satyabati is forcefully pushed into the storyline.
The story is simple Amrito or Amra dies and Byomkesh try to solve his murder which has its roots in arms smuggling after 2nd world war.

key features of the book
1. Introduction by Dibakar Banerjee the bollyw
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LIKESH M V
Jun 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Even though not the best from the author , this was a wonderful read. Taking enough cues from the master detective Holmes , Saradindu Bandhyopadhyay weaves the stories in a stylish way. Byomkesh Bakshi , like Holmes has peculiar tastes. He's pretty much into tea , and smokes quiet often. A sucker for mysteries , Mr Bakshi never hesitates to step into any quagmire.
The collection includes three stories and each one of them is written in a lucid manner.
Started with Satyanweshi in 1931, Bakshi has
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Manoj Saha
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good translation - enjoyed reading the stories now in English.
Indranil Banerjie
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction-indian
Great entertainment. Well translated by Arunava Sinha.
Jesse
Relatively interesting, but more as a time-pass reading that fascinating in their own right. Good light reading though.
Arjun Rajkumar
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once a classic always a classic...
Poonam
Aug 04, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three Byomkesh stories:

1. The Rhythm of Riddles: A man dies in building Byomkesh lives while he is away. where is the murderer in the brown shawl whom people saw? Two people, including Ajit, were wearing brown shawl at the time of murder.

2. Byomkesh and Barada: There's a murder conducted inside a fort. Thereafter, the house in fort is considered to be haunted. There have been multiple ghost sightings that even skeptics are believing it. Is there really a ghost? (Personally I wasn't satisfied wit
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Mukesh Kumar
May 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Byomkesh Bakshi fans
Shelves: byomkesh-bakshi
Good enough but the translations of Sreejata Guha were superior, in the 'Menagerie' and 'Picture Imperfect' books. Also, the book seemed to be geared toward children, which is very strange, if you ask me. Byomkesh's stories are NOT meant to be children fables, they have dark undertones.
Pooja T
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
An enjoyable and thoroughly nostalgic experience reading this book :)
Gokul Rangarajan
Average Translation, repeated use of the sir name "babu" is annoying . if you havent read Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay you have to give a try
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Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (Bengali: শরদিনদু বনদোপাধযায; 30 March 1899 – 22 September 1970) was a well-known literary figure of Bengal. He was also actively involved with Bengali cinema as well as Bollywood. His most famous creation is the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi.
He wrote different forms of prose: novels, short stories, plays and screenplays. However, his forte was short stories and nove
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