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Sambu and other characters Sambu is described by Devan as having a bald fringe, a prominent nose and a weak chin. Along with a generally bewildered stare his appearance invariably invites people to term him asadu stupid , an assessment not far from the mark. This becomes an asset for Sambu as criminals often underestimate him. Even though Sambu displays a certain reasoning and cunning, it is Lady Luck who leads him to literally stumble on the truth. A typical Sambu story has him clutch a newly built window railing as he trips over some obstacle, and some stolen diamonds hidden in the cement by a mason come to light.

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Thuppariyum Sambu Created by Devan The United States was certainly not the only country to have a pulp fiction explosion. In the forties, the libraries of the Indian province of Tamil were crammed with "thuppariyum kathaigal" detective stories which caught the attention of thousands of readers.

These were the often-humurous accounts of a failed bank clerk who somehow ended up a private detective, despite having no real talent for deduction. He was short, bald and endowed with a huge nose.

He carried a tattered umbrella and walked around in torn dhoti and overcoat. He was what the Tamil brahmins commonly referred to as an "asadu " nincompoop. Yet, through a series of coincidences and blind luck, he always persevered, much to the delight of his many fans, solving crime after crime over the years. He became the mascot of the local police and a public hero, and also became quite rich, thanks to numerous grateful clients.

And then New Scotland Yard bestowed the ultimate honour on Sambu by inviting him to London to solve a case which had baffled the Yard for nearly two years.

Sambu was the creation of the late Devan, and is generally considered one of the best of the Tamil short story and fiction writers of his time. Gangadhar fondly recalls, "as soon as the new issue of Vikatan arrived, there was a scramble to get hold of it and read the latest Sambu adventure.

Week after week, Sambu caught murderers, recovered stolen jewellery, unmasked robbers, exposed kidnappers Some two years back, while on a visit to Madras, I looked into a Tamil book shop and came across several volumes of Sambu stories.

I grabbed them, finished them at one setting and discovered that age had not withered nor custom staled the infinite variety and pleasure of Thuppariyum Sambu. It is still being published, in fact, and is highly regarded for the high quality of opinion and ethics. It has news, editorial columns, short stories, entertainment columns etc. Gangadhar that includes some fond childhood memories of Shanker Lal, and the current Indian crime fiction scene.

More nostalgia from V. But perhaps even more fascinating than his insights into the heroes you all know and love are the guys you never heard of, the also-rans and never-weres -- the Swedish cowboys, the Alabama football sleuths, the French vampires, the Indian P.

Recommended, especially for those just not getting enough cheese in their diets. Thanks to V. Gangadhar and Venkat for helping put me straight on this one.

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Sambu and other characters[ edit ] Sambu is described by Devan as having a bald fringe, a prominent nose and a weak chin. Along with a generally bewildered stare his appearance invariably invites people to term him asadu stupid , an assessment not far from the mark. This becomes an asset for Sambu as criminals often underestimate him. Even though Sambu displays a certain reasoning and cunning, it is Lady Luck who leads him to literally stumble on the truth. A typical Sambu story has him clutch a newly built window railing as he trips over some obstacle, and some stolen diamonds hidden in the cement by a mason come to light. The drama is maintained by Sambu triumphing over people who have previously laughed or ridiculed him, with Sambu often being the last to understand that he has actually solved the crime.

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