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Detective Fiction
Entertainment  /  Published 03.08.22

New sleuth-sidekick pairs in Bengali

A supportive friend, a trusted aide, most often the narrator and sometimes a lot more than that. That is what Topshe, Santu and Ajit are to Feluda, Kakababu and Byomkesh Bakshi. It is difficult to ima...
By Pooja Mitra in Calcutta

Lifestyle  /  Published 02.08.22

‘Magajastra’ or Maganlal — What makes Feluda… Feluda?

Feluda’s stories may have been your go-to comfort read as a kid. However, that shouldn’t stop you from appreciating the dynamic, martial arts-loving, Colt-owning sleuth with a love for mee...
By Pooja Mitra

Lifestyle  /  Published 20.06.22

The most adaptable Bengali detective stories (that are not Feluda or Byomkesh)

There’s a barrage of Feluda and Byomkesh adaptations headed your way, this year alone (Srijit Mukherji’s Feludar Goyendagiri featuring Tota Roy Chowdhury just premiered on Hoichoi, while S...
By Ujjainee Roy

Opinion  /  Published 30.04.22

Letters to the Editor: Usual faces 

Usual faces  Sir — Bengali literature has plenty of sleuths. But this fascination is not restricted to books. Fans can be just as excited to know who will be the face of their favourite li...
By The Editorial Board

Lifestyle  /  Published 10.03.22

Anjan Dutt on writing his first book, 'Danny Detective INC'

As a lover of detective fiction since childhood, Anjan Dutt had decided to create his own detective in 2018 —someone who would be the Bengali archetype of all the great American detectives he ad...
By Arindam Chatterjee

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Lifestyle  /  Published 01.11.21

There’s more to Bengali detectives than Feluda and Byomkesh. Here are five more options

You need two things before you take a plunge into the yellowing pages of other half-remembered sleuth stories – a snack of ripe komla lebu, and the all-important question – whodunit? ...
By Rantideb Mukherjee

Travel  /  Published 18.01.19

How to spot magic in New York if you're a child

Confession: I love travelling solo or with the husband. I never miss my kids when I am travelling across the globe. Travelling and experiencing new cultures gives me a high and I hope my kids will inh...
By Smita Tripathi

Opinion  /  Published 05.03.19

Past crimes: Tales from colonial Calcutta

Sir — The article, “A tale of two detectives” (Feb 27), by Uddalak Mukherjee made for interesting reading. Crime breaks away from the safe humdrum of everyday life, herein lies the appeal of rea...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 17.12.18

Writer Zac O’Yeah picks 8 bewildering mysteries

For Bread AloneFor Bread Alone by Mohammed Choukri is set in Tangier of the 1950s – when it was known as the International Zone, where foreign writers flocked to write exotic novels and the town was...
By Zac O’Yeah

Books  /  Published 20.09.18

Wilkie Collins gave us the first woman detective

When Wilkie Collins died in September 1889, critics and readers were agreed that his best work was long past. He was struck by gout in the 1860s, known otherwise as the period in which he produced his...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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