Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay (30 March 1899 – 22 September 1970) was an Indian Bengali-language writer.[1] He was also actively involved with Bengali cinema as well as Bollywood. His most famous creation is the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
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Born(1899-03-30)30 March 1899
Jaunpur, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, British India (now in Uttar Pradesh, India)
Died22 September 1970(1970-09-22) (aged 71)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
OccupationWriter
LanguageBengali
Notable worksByomkesh Bakshi

Personal life and educationEdit

He was born to Tarabhushan and Bijaliprabha Bandyopadhyay at his maternal grandparents' home in Jaunpur, United Province, India. The Bandyopadhyay family's residence was at Purnia, Bihar, India, his father Tarabhushan's workplace but the family originally hailed from Baranagar, North Kolkata , West Bengal, India.[2][3] He passed the matriculation examination in 1915 and took admission in Vidyasagar College, Calcutta. While studying there, he published his first work, Jaubansmriti, a collection of poems, at the age of 20. In 1919, he passed the B.A. examination. He studied law in Patna and then devoted his time to writing.

CharactersEdit

Byomkesh BakshiEdit

Byomkesh Bakshi is a detective. He calls himself Satyanweshi or the truth-seeker.

BorodaEdit

Boroda is a ghost-hunter and in writer's words Bhootanweshi. Like the Mejokorta of Premendra Mitra, he has direct interactions with ghosts. In Byomkesh O Boroda, the two characters meet. The list of stories in Chronological order:-

  1. Pretpuri - 1915
  2. Rokto Khyaddot - 1929
  3. Tiktiki'r Dim - 1929
  4. Moron Bhomra - 1932
  5. Ashareeri - 1933
  6. Sobuj Chosma - 1933
  7. Bohurupi - 1937
  8. Protidhwoni - 1938
  9. Dehantor - 1949
  10. Malkosh - 1962
  11. Nilkar - 1958
  12. Akashbani - 1946

SadashibEdit

Sadashib is a teenage character. He is a adolescent orphan of Marathi descent. All stories of Sadashiv series were based on Shivaji and Aurangjib conflict. There are a total of five stories in chronological order (as mentioned below):

  1. Sadashiber Adikando
  2. Sadashiber Agnikando
  3. Sadashiber Douro Douri Kando
  4. Sadashiber Hoi Hoi Kando
  5. Sadashiber Ghora Ghora Kando

He had planned to write more Sadashib stories following Shivaji's Ascent to the throne but his untimely death actually brought an abrupt end to this historic adventure series for children.

BibliographyEdit

Byomkesh BakshiEdit

  1. 1931 Satyanweshi aka The Truth-Seeker
  2. 1932 Pother Kanta aka The (Thorns in the Path) Gramophone Pin Mystery
  3. 1932 Seemanto-Heera aka The Hidden Heirloom
  4. 1933 Makorshar Rosh aka The Venom Of The Tarantula
  5. 1933 Arthamanartham aka Where There's a Will
  6. 1933 Chorabali aka Quicksand
  7. 1935 Agnibaan aka Calamity Strikes
  8. 1935 Uposonghaar aka An Encore for Byomkesh
  9. 1936 Raktomukhi Neela aka The Deadly Diamond
  10. 1936 Byomkesh O Boroda aka Byomkesh and Barada
  11. 1951 Chitrochor aka Picture Imperfect
  12. 1952 Durgo Rahasya The Mystery of the Fortress
  13. 1953 Chiriyakhana aka The Menagerie
  14. 1955 Adim Ripu aka The Ancient Enemy.
  15. 1956 Banhi-patanga aka Flame and Moth
  16. 1956 Rokter Daag (Bloodstains)
  17. 1958 Monimondon aka The Jewel Case
  18. 1959 Amriter Mrityu aka The Death of Amrito
  19. 1959 Shailo Rahasya aka Phantom Client
  20. 1960 Achin Pakhi aka The Avenger
  21. 1961 Kohen Kobi Kalidas aka Thus spoke Kavi Kalidasa
  22. 1961 Adrishyo Trikon aka The Invisible Triangle
  23. 1961 Khunji Khunji Nari aka The Will that Vanished
  24. 1961 Adwitiyo (Unique)
  25. 1963 Mognomoinak aka The Secret Berg
  26. 1963 Dushtochokro aka The Crooked Circle
  27. 1964 Henyalir Chhondo aka The Rhythm of Riddles
  28. 1964 Room Nombor Dui aka Room Number 2
  29. 1965 Chholonar Chhondo aka Man in a Red Coat
  30. 1967 Shajarur Kanta aka The Quills of the Porcupine
  31. 1968 Benishonghar aka The Killing of Beni
  32. 1969 Lohar Biskut aka Iron Biscuits
  33. 1970 Bishupal Bodh (The Slaying of Bishupal)

SadashibEdit

  1. Sadashiber Adikando
  2. Sadashiber Agnikando
  3. Sadashiber Dourodouri Kando
  4. Sadashiber Hoi-Hoi Kando
  5. Sadashiber Ghora-Ghora Kando

NovelsEdit

Historical FictionEdit

  • Sadashib series
  • Kaler Mandira [কালের মন্দিরা] (1951)
  • GaurMallar [গৌড়মল্লার] (1954)
  • Tumi Sandhyar Megh [তুমি সন্ধ্যার মেঘ] (1958)
  • Kumarsambhaber Kabi [কুমারসম্ভবের কবি] (1963)
  • Tungabhadrar Teere [তুঙ্গভদ্রার তীরে] (1965)


  • Jhinder Bondi [ঝিন্দের বন্দী]

Social:

  • Dadar Kirti [দাদার কীর্তি]

Short storiesEdit

  • Jatismar [জাতিস্মর] (1933)
  • Chuya-Chandan [চুয়া-চন্দন] (1935)
  • BishKonya [বিষকন্যা] (1942)
  • Sada Prithibi [সাদা পৃথিবী] (1948)
  • Emon Dine [এমন দিনে] (1963)
  • ShankhaKankan [শঙ্খকঙ্কণ] (1963)
  • Kortar Kirti [কর্তার কীর্তি]
  • Timingil [তিমিঙ্গিল]
  • Protidwondee [প্রতিদ্বন্দী]
  • Adim Nrityo [আদিম নৃত্য]
  • Kutub Shirshe [কুতুব শীর্ষে]
  • Vendeta [ভেনডেটা]
  • Mone Mone [মনে মনে]
  • Jhi [ঝি]
  • Toothbrush [টুথব্রাশ]
  • Arob Sagorer Rosikota [আরব সাগরের রসিকতা]
  • Premik [প্রেমিক]
  • Roopkotha [রূপকথা]
  • GronthiRohosyo [গ্রন্থিরহস্য]
  • Bhutor Chondrobindu [ভূতোর চন্দ্রবিন্দু]
  • SondehoJonok Byapar [সন্দেহজনক ব্যাপার]
  • Sekalini [সেকালিনী]
  • Asomapto [অসমাপ্ত]
  • Mukhos [মুখোস]
  • Poriksha [পরীক্ষা]
  • Vokti Vajon [ভক্তি ভোজন]
  • Bohu Bighnani [বহু বিঘ্নানি]
  • Pagjotish [প্রাগ্জ্যোতিষ]
  • Raktakhadyot [রক্তখদ্যোৎ]
  • Amitabha [অমিতাভ]
  • Biryashulka [বীর্য্যশুল্কা]
  • Tikimedh [টিকিমেধ]
  • Mritpradeep [মৃৎপ্রদীপ]

CollectionsEdit

  • Sharadindu Omnibus [শরদিন্দু অমনিবাস] (in 12 volumes) (edited by Pratul Chandra Gupta, Bandyopadhyay's friend and published by the Ananda Publishers, Kolkata).

FilmographyEdit

Screenplay:

TV series based on his writingsEdit

Films based on his writingsEdit

BengaliEdit

  • Shajarur Kanta (1974) -directed by actress-turned-director Manju Dey and produced by Star Productions was the second film of the Bakshi series. Satindra Bhattacharya replaced Uttam Kumar as Bakshi while Shailen Mukherjee reprised his role as Ajit.
  • Dadar Kirti [দাদার কীর্তি] (1980) —Directed by Tarun Majumdar. This full-length feature is based on a novel of the same name.
  • Meghmukti [মেঘমুক্তি] (1981) —Directed by Tarun Majumdar. This full-length feature is based on a short-story of named Kortar Kirti.
  • Magno Mainak [মগ্ন মৈনাক] (2009)—Directed by Swapan Ghoshal who also directed the two Bengali TV series on the sleuth. The film is featuring several TV actors. TV actor Shuvrajit Dutta is playing Bakshi.
  • Byomkesh Bakshi [ব্যোমকেশ বক্সী] (2010) —Directed by Anjan Dutt. This movie is based on the story Adim Ripu [আদিম রিপু]. Abir Chatterjee plays Byomkesh Bakshi while Saswata Chatterjee plays Ajit. Swastika Mukherjee plays Shiuli the bar dancer and Chandan Sen plays arms dealer Batul. Dutta plans to make a trilogy.
  • Abar Byomkesh [আবার ব্যোমকেশ] (2012) —Directed by Anjan Dutt. This movie is based on the story Chitrachor [চিত্রচোর ]. This series is expected to be followed by Kohen Kobi Kalidas .
  • Maya Bazaar [মায়া বাজার] (2012) - Directed by Joydeep Ghosh. It is an anthology film containing three short films. Two of them were based on two short stories (viz. Dehantor [ দেহান্তর ] and Shunyo Shudhu Shunyo Noy [ শূন্য শুধু শূন্য নয় ] ) by Bandyopadhyay.
  • Jekhane Bhooter Bhoy [যেখানে ভুতের ভয়] (2012), a film directed by Sandip Ray, is based on three separate stories, the last one being Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's 'Bhoot Bhabishyat'(ভুত-ভবিষ্যৎ), starring Saswata Chatterjee and Paran Banerjee in lead roles.
  • Satyanweshi [সত্যান্বেষী] (2013), the last film directed by Rituparno Ghosh and released in 2013, is based on the story "Chorabali" [চোরাবালি, Quick sand]. Sujoy Ghosh played the role of Byomkesh, with Anindya Chattopadhyay as Ajit.
  • In the film Chaar (2014), one story (Porikkha) is written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film is directed by Sandip Ray.
  • Byomkesh Phire Elo [ব্যোমকেশ ফিরে এলো] (2014) —Directed by Anjan Dutt. This movie is based on the Byomkesh story Beni Sanghar (বেণীসংহার).
  • Shajarur Kanta [সজারুর কাঁটা] (2015) —Directed by Saibal Mitra. This movie is based on the Byomkesh story of same name.
  • Byomkesh Bakshi [ব্যোমকেশ বক্সী] (2015) —Directed by Anjan Dutt. This movie is based on the Byomkesh story Kohen Kobi Kalidas (কহেন কবি কালিদাস).
  • Har Har Byomkesh [বহ্নি পতঙ্গ] (2015) —Directed by Arindam Sil. This movie is based on the Byomkesh story Banhi Patanga (বন্হী পতঙ্গ).
  • Monchora [মনচোরা ] (2015) —Directed by Sandip Ray. This movie is based on the novel of same name.
  • Baroda O Bohurupi [বরদা ও বহুরূপী] (2016) -Directed by Neelotpal Sinharoy and acted by Sambrita Ghatak. Short movie, based on the Story Bohurupi (বহুরূপী)
  • Byomkesh O Chiriyakhana [ব্যোমকেশ ও চিড়িয়াখানা ] (2016) -Directed by Anjan Dutta. This movie is based on the byomkesh story "Chiriyakhana"(চিড়িয়াখানা).
  • Byomkesh Pawrbo (2016) This movie was directed by Arindam Sil.
  • Byomkesh O Agnibaan (2017) This movie was directed by Anjan Dutt.
  • Byomkesh Gotro (2018) This movie was directed by Arindam Sil.
  • Satyanweshi Byomkesh (2019)- This movie was directed by Sayantan Ghosal. Parambrata Chatterjee played the character of Byomkesh and Rudranil Ghosh played the character of Ajit. This movie is based on the byomkesh story "Magnamainak"(মগ্নমৈনাক).

HindiEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay". www.goodreads.com. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  2. ^ Byomkesh Samagra : Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, Ananda Publishers : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  3. ^ Sengupta, Subodh Chandra and Bose, Anjali (editors), (1976), Samsad Bangali Charitabhidhan (Biographical dictionary), (in Bengali), p 504
  4. ^ Patel, Baburao (January 1939). "Review-Bhabhi". Filmindia. 5 (1): 47. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
  5. ^ Roychoudhury, Amborish. "Birth of an Industry". thebigindianpicture.com. The Big Indian Picture. Retrieved 20 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Gaurav wows as youngest ever Byomkesh - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  7. ^ "36th National Film Awards" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
  8. ^ "Bollywood Movies". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 16 October 2013.

Further readingEdit

  • Roy, Pinaki. The Manichean Investigators: A Postcolonial and Cultural Rereading of the Sherlock Holmes and Byomkesh Bakshi Stories. New Delhi: Sarup Book Publishers, 2008. ISBN 978-81-7625-849-4.

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