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Parashor Barma is a fictional detective character made by Bengali writer Premendra Mitra. First Parashor story is Goyenda Kobi Parashor (Parashor, the Poet-Detective) was published in 1932.[1]

CharacterEdit

Although Parashor is a detective, his passion is poetry. Parashor never identifies himself as an investigator. The narrator of Parashor stories, Krittibas Bhadra, the editor of a magazine, is the friend of Parashor. According to Krittibas, Parashar is moody, jovial, little eccentric and a horrible poet, but a true genius. Although his actions seem capricious and pointless to the reader (and even to Krittibas who often feels disgusted with his genius friend's caprices) at the beginning, he comes up with an unexpected solution at the end of each mystery. He can solve a serious mystery while reading out his nonsense poems.[2]

StoriesEdit

Premendra Mitra wrote a good number of Detective fictions of Parashor Barma, some of are:

  • Hippie Songe Parashor Barma (Parashor Barma in Hippie Company)
  • Cluber naam kumati (The Club named Kumati)
  • Nilem daklo parashor Barma (Parashor Called an Auction)
  • Premer Chokhe Parashor (Parashor in the Eye of Love)
  • Haar manlen Parashor Barma[3][4]
  • Parashor Barma O Bhanga Radio (Parashor Barma and the Broken Radio)
  • Parashor Barma O Ashlil Boi (Parashor Barma and a Obscene Book)
  • Parashor Ebar Johuri (Parashor the Jeweler)
  • Anke kancha Parashor Barma(Parashor Barma's math is poor)
  • Wrong number[5]

Two Ghanada tales also include Parashar Barma : Parasharey Ghanaday and Ghanada Phirlen.[6][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Premendra Mitra (2004). Parasar Samagra (Bengali). Kolkata: Ananda Publishers Pvt. Ltd. ISBN 8177563653.
  2. ^ Shamik Bag. "Calcutta noir". livemint.com. Retrieved 4 June 2017.
  3. ^ Premendra Mitra (1972). Har manlen Parashar Barma. Kolkata: Mitra o Ghosh Publishers.
  4. ^ Premendra Mitra. "Har manlen parashar barma". Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  5. ^ Premendra Mitra (1983). Rahasyavedi Parashor (Bengali). Kolkata: Pragati Library.
  6. ^ "Parashare Ghanaday". ghanada.wixsite.com. Retrieved 5 June 2017.