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Byomkesh Quiz 4- Khunji Khunji Nari (খুঁজি খুঁজি নারি)

This is the fourth part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Khunji Khunji Nari. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

1. What was the smell coming from the bottle of glue in Rameswar Ray’s room in Khunji Khunji Nari?

2. What was the main reason that Labanya, daughter-in-law of Rameswar Ray, didn’t want to employ any servants in the household?

3. Why did Rameswar Ray need to write a last will and testament document to bestow part of his property to his daughter, Nalini?

4. Nalini’s husband, Debnath mentions that there needs to be two witnesses present for a will to be legally binding in Bengal. Byomkesh mentions that there is an exception. What is it?

5. Where was the letter which Rameswar Ray sent to Byomkesh and Ajit misplaced?

Answers:

1. The smell of pureed onions which Rameswar Ray used to write “invisibly” with.

2. Labanya was afraid that Rameswar Ray would reestablish regular communication with his daughter-in-law Nalini.

3. The story is based before the Hindu Succession Acts of 1956 and 2005, by which a daughter is equally entitled to inherit her father’s estate. If Rameswar Ray didn’t write it out in his will, his daughter would not inherit anything.

4. If the person wanting his or her last will and testament enacted writes it out completely in his or her handwriting it is valid.

5.The letter was placed inside Kaliprasanna Singha’s Bengali Mahabharata (Volume II)

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Byomkesh Quiz 3- Chorabali (চোরাবালি)

This is the third part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Chorabali. If you’ve read the book or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

*1. Which character in Chorabali had the amazing gift of being able to imitate animal noises?

*2. At the beginning of Chorabali, Byomkesh and Ajit are on a hunting expedition. Their host was introduced in an earlier story. Can you name him and the story?

3. What geographical discovery did Byomkesh explicitly tell Ajit to keep secret from everyone else?

4. Byomkesh leaves Ajit to visit the nearest town for part of a day. What does he do there?

5. What does Byomkesh learn about the night that Harinath disappeared from an almanac (পাঁজি)?

Answers:

*1. Kaligati Bhattacharya

*2. Kumar Tridib, first introduced in Seemanto-heera (সীমন্ত-হীরা)

3. The discovery of the chorabali (চোরাবালি) or quicksand pit on Himangshubabu’s property.

4. Two things- he stalks out Anadi Sarkar’s widowed daughter, Radha, and he visits the government registry office or office of records.

5. That night was a new moon (অমাবস্যা).

*Questions similar to the ones marked with an asterisk were also asked in BBC Mastermind India, 2000.

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