Category Archives: Book Review

It made me a fan of Surendra Mohan Pathak

The readers of my reviews are well-aware that I am a great fan of Hindi novelist – Surendra Mohan Pathak. I had read my first novel written by this author in the eighties when my friend – Vishnu Mantri (who … Continue reading

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The disappearance of a dead body

Laash Gaayab (dead body disappearing) is a mystery penned by Hindi novelist, Surendra Mohan Pathak. It’s the 95th venture of his investigative journalist hero, Sunil Kumar Chakravarty. The story starts with the (apparent) suicide of a female guest in a … Continue reading

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Murder of public prosecutor in the courtroom

A trial is going on in full swing with the courtroom filled with the people involved as well as the common audience. And then suddenly the person standing in the witness box pulls out a revolver from somewhere from his … Continue reading

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The bogus witness

Giving false testimony is nothing new or unusual in India. People are not even scared of perjury, i.e., telling a lie under oath during a judicial proceedings. Several times, false statements and bogus testimonies are given under police inquiries for … Continue reading

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Gangwar in Goa

I am fortunate enough to know eminent Hindi novelist Surendra Mohan Pathak personally. He is not only a very humble person but possesses many other virtues also. His creations reflect his personality traits as well as his thought-train and approach … Continue reading

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When an honest cop acts against his conscience

In my review of Hindi movie Damini (1993), I have asserted that there is one apex court above all the worldly courts, the court of a person’s conscience which none can escape. Where all the worldly courts fail in their … Continue reading

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The empty house which witnessed a double murder

Khaali Makaan (empty house) is an intricate murder mystery penned by eminent Hindi mystery writer – Surendra Mohan Pathak. It had been authored more than three decades back but it is thoroughly enjoyable even today. It contains not only a … Continue reading

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