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Swapan Kumar and his Sleuth — The Cornerstone of Bangla Pulp Fiction

by Chitto Ghosh   I had a collection of the one and only Samarendra Nath Pandey alias Swapan Kumar’s trend-setting crime pulp fictions—120 of them, written between 1953 to the early ’80s. This primarily includes the Crime and Mystery Series, Kaalrudra Series, Biswachakra Series, Rocket Series, Dragon Series, Kaalnagini Series, Baajpakhi Series, Kaalonekde Series and others. More …

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