Category Archives: Books

The house of Death

A mysterious incident in Nepal. A dead body on the beaches of Puri. A murder in an abandoned house…

The search for a valuable scroll leads Feluda and his friends to a strange case of characters, and perhaps the most chilling case Feluda has ever been faced with. For among D.G.Sen, the collector of scrolls, his son Mahim, his secretary Nishit, the wildlife photographer Bilas Majumdar and the astrologer Laxman Bhattacharya, there is a cold-blooded criminal, and he must be stopped before it is too late…

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Baksho Rahasya

Bakso Rahashya is a Bengali novel by Satyajit Ray featuring the private detective Feluda. Also known as Mystery of Kalka Mail

Plot summary

Feluda is approached by an established businessman who claims to have mistakenly swapped his suitcase (bakso) in a train with one belonging to one of his co-passengers and now wants Feluda to put it straight. This simple looking problem lands Feluda, Topshe and Lalmohan babu in Shimla, and into a realm of deceit and mystery involving a long forgotten diamond and a priceless manuscript about A Bengalee in LamalandBesides ‘THE THREE MUSKTEERS’ we have Dinanath Lahiri…the rich kindhearted businessman,his nephew,Prabeer Lahiri who is a striving actor but too much obsessed with his only weakness,his voice. the rest three characters in this story are the ones who were with Dinanath Lahiri in his 1st class compartment,Mr.Pakrashi,Mr. Brijmohan,&Mr.Dhameeja whogot his attache exchanged with Mr. Lahiri. So our THREE MUSKTEERS fly off to shimla to get back the attache meanwhile they make a mindblowing discovery.

Feluda’s investigations finally put the wrong-doers behind bars.

Joi Baba Felunath

Joi Baba Felunath (The Elephant God) is a 1978 film by Bengali director Satyajit Ray, featuring the actors Soumitra Chatterjee, Santosh Dutta, Siddartha Chatterjee, Utpal Dutt among others.

The film is based on the famous Feluda novel of the same name by Satyajit Ray himself.

Story

Feluda played by Soumitra, the sharp and witty detective from Calcutta, his cousin Topshe and friend Lalmohan Ganguly played by Santosh Dutta visits Benaras (Varanasi), a town on the banks of Ganges. In Benaras they meet a Bengali family. On coming to know that Feluda is a famous detective the head of this family invites him to his place and tells him about theft of an idol of Ganesha, the elephant God.

This idol is made of pure gold and is a prized possession of the family and is supposed to bring good luck to the family. “Maganlal Meghraj” (enacted by Utpal Dutt) a wealthy businessman from Benaras has had his eyes set on the idol. Feluda promises to help the family in finding the idol. Meanwhile, the sculptor who was sculpting the Durga idol for the Durga Puja festival is murdered and the mystery deepens. Feluda uses his brilliant detective skills to unravel the mystery and bring the culprits to the book.

The story has two sub plots. On the one hand, it is the story of the acquisitive instinct of a greed Marwari businessman, who would spare no expenses to get what he desires, even at the cost of murdering some innocents and bribing the willing. On the other, it is also the tale of cautionary foresight exercised by the family head. The sights and sounds and the brilliant cinematography and photographic imagery takes the nostalgic viewer to a lost world of the innocence, the beauty and the freshness of a north Indian town, that is at once, far from the madding corruptibility of big cities. Subaltern texts like the caste and the communal divide do make their presence felt, but they exist as subplots, that further enrich the viewer’s understanding.

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The Bandits Of Bombay


A murder in an elevator. A trail of heady perfume. The Nanasaheb’s priceless Naulakha necklace …

Feluda, Topshe and Jatayu are in Bombay where Jatayu’s latest book is being filmed under the title Jet Bahadur. Soon after Jatayu hands over a package to a man in a red shirt, a man is murdered in the elevator of the high-rise where the producer of the film lives. Feluda and his companions find themselves in the midst of one of their most thrilling adventures ever, with a hair-raising climax aboard a train during location shooting.

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