Category Archives: Book Review

Spy Sunil in Peking

Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak created a hero, Sunil in the world of pulp fiction during the early sixties. This youth is an investigative reporter by profession and works for a national daily, Blast in the fictitious city of Rajnagar. … Continue reading

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Sunil exposes ‘Top Secret’ after losing his job

Famous mystery writer – Erle Stanley Gardner has written 83 novels under his popular Perry Mason series. Hindi novelist of thriller / mystery genre, Surendra Mohan Pathak has overtaken him on this count by penning more than 100 novels taking … Continue reading

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It’s not a suicide sir ! It’s a murder !

With the advent of internet, the reading habits of the Indians have taken a turn and the readers of printed books, especially the readers of the stuff written in vernacular are diminishing day-by-day. Till two decades back, there was a … Continue reading

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Wife’s ebriety

Every husband is expected to love his wife. That love is more intense and expressive when they are newly married and young because the physical attraction between them is vehement at that stage of their life and relationship. During such … Continue reading

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A crime reporter meets the challenge of the law

I am writing a review of the novel – Kanoon Ka Challenge (challenge of the law) penned by Hindi mystery-writer, Surendra Mohan Pathak because it is a novel which I have always found very close to my heart. It has … Continue reading

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The insider who was a blackmailer

‘Ghar Ka Bhedi’ is an idiomatic expression in Hindi language whose origin is the story of the Indian epic – Raamayan. It’s a term used for a member inside the house (quite naturally, knowing the secrets of the house) whose … Continue reading

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Because they swapped wives

If someone has really given Surendra Mohan Pathak a run for his money in the field of Hindi pulp fiction of crime-detection genre for around 25 years, it’s Ved Prakash Sharma. Ved Prakash Sharma, an ordinary person from Meerut (U.P.) … Continue reading

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