|Picture Imperfect and Other Byomkesh Bakshi Mysteries
tr. Sreejata Guha
Cover Design: Oroon Das (photograph courtesy Basu Chatterjee)
Pp. 249; Penguin, India
Year of Publication: 1999; ISBN: 0-14-028710-8
`Written long before Satyajit Ray's Feluda Series, Saradindu Bandyopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries heralded a new era in Bengali popular fiction. Set in the old-world Calcutta of the Raj, these stories featuring the astute investigator and his chronicler friend Ajit are still as gripping and delightful as when they first appeared.'