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'Shajarur Kanta' (Lit: 'The Quill of the Porcupine') is a Bengali mystery novel written by Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay in 1967. The murderer kills people using porcupine quills thrust from behind into the heart.


*Byomkesh Bakshi

*Ajit Bandyopadhyay


*Debasish Bhatto

*Deepa Bhatto, wife of Debashish

*Udaymadhab Mukherjee, grandfather of Deepa and Bijoy

*Neelmadhab Mukherjee, father of Deepa and Bijoy

*Prabal Gupta, lover of Deepa

*Sujan Mitra, an actor

*Nripati Laha


*Bijoy Madhab Mukherjee, brother of Deepa

*Kharag Bahadur, footballer

*Kapil Bose

*Mother of Deepa and Bijoy

*Dr. Sen

*Dr. Gupta



* This was one of the stories in the 1993 TV series 'Byomkesh Bakshi' titled "Sahi Ka Kanta", that were recreated for broadcasting on Doordarshan, the Indian National Network, by Basu Chatterjee, and immediately went on to become one of the most memorable episodes.

* The story adapted into another TV series in 2014 named 'Byomkesh', which aired on the Bengali channel ETV Bangla.


* A film of the same name was made in 1974.

* Another version of the film is made in 2015 with the same name.

Web Series

* This story was adapted for season 3 of the web series, Bomkyesh, by Anirban Bhattacharya. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byomkesh_(web_series)


Category:1967 novels

Category:Indian Bengali-language novels

Category:Indian mystery novels

Category:Detective novels

Category:Culture of Kolkata

Category:1967 Indian novels

Category:Byomkesh Bakshi

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