Which character came first: Byomkesh Bakshi or Sherlock Holmes?


By Sunil Kumar Answers continued; Sherlock Holmes is an outcome of the Victorian era; Arthur Conan Doyle wrote “A Study in Scarlet” in 1887. He was himself inspired by earlier detectives and writers such as Edgar Allan Poe and his …

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! Satyanveshi!


By Sunil Kumar Does India have a shortage of home-grown detectives? Most critics may answer with a resounding “Yes“? No Poirot; modeled on the classically cerebral Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson; Byomkesh Bakshy is the Bengali watered-down version of …

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