Book Review | WABAYI HEEJAN (Jasoosi Duniya #76 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Every time I travel (which is at least once in a month, to and fro Pune-Nagpur), I read at least one story from Jasoosi Duniya and end up reviewing it. It works for me alright as I have been meaning to review all Jasoosi Duniya novels for more than two years. The last trip from…

Book Review SAAZISH KA JAAL (Jasoosi Duniya #44 By Ibn-e-Safi)

  This book started with a mysterious man asking two “reputed” goons to abduct a girl for 5000 rupees (which must be a fortune back in those days). What follows is an extremely engaging tale of chasing the clues. The narrative is sprinkled with abundant humour in form of Hameed’s antics. I loved three lines/scenes…

Book Review | GUARD KA AGHWA | Jasoosi Duniya #73 | Ibn-e-Safi

Guard ka AGHwa (گارڈ کا اغوا) (The Abduction of Guard) – 1958 The story starts as a train fails to stop at the station and one of the bogy gets disconnected and disappears alongwith the guard.   And thus begins the story. There was description than jasoosi in this story, if you know what I mean. We…

Book Review | LAASH KA BULAWA | Jasoosi Duniya #72 | Ibn-e-Safi

LaaSh ka Bulaawa (لاش کا بلاوا) (The Invitation of a Corpse) – 1958 This story is sort of a continuation of an earlier story featuring Toyoda and Mrs Warner who run a high-profile brothel. My original plan to review all Jasoosi Duniya in the publishing order was a brilliant idea, a brilliant idea that I failed to…

Book Review | SHADI KA HANGAMA | Jasoosi Duniya #74 | Ibn-e-Safi

hadi ka HaNgaama (شادی کا ہنگامہ) (The Racket of the Wedding) – 1958 This story was the closest it came to one of Faridi and Hameed getting married. As a young kid, that’s what I wanted to see–seeing them tie the knot. I mean… After reading a few novels, it was evident that they were both good…

Book Review | TOOFAAN KA AGHWAA | Jasoosi Duniya #67 | Ibn-e-Safi)

Toofan Ka Ighwa, or as I read it – Toofaan Ka Aghwaa, has a sci-fi theme. There is a doctor/scientist with a terrific invention that he can hijack a storm and take it elsewhere. Now, this can be a good invention or a bad one, depending on the intentions. Inventions and intentions go hand-in-hand, don’t…

Book Review: KHOONKHWAAR LARKIYAAN (Jasoosi Duniya #54 By Ibn-e-Safi)

I know, I am not going in order. But I am so tired of the mundane routine that breaking out my own rules feels sort of liberating. Without much further ado, let’s review a Khoonkhaar LaRkiyaan. Plot Summary The story has one of my favourite beginnings. Qasim is chasing two girls, thinking that they like…

Jasoosi Duniya Complete List (REVIEW IN PROGRESS)

Following is the complete list of 124 novels written by the original author Ibn-e-Safi in Jasoosi Dunya (جاسوسی دنیا) series. Original number, original title (Roman), original title (Urdu), translated tile in parentheses, year first published.) Dilaer Mujrim (دلير مجرم) Khaufnaak Jungle (خوناک جنگل) (The Terrifying Jungle) – 1952 Aurat Farosh ka Qatil (عورت فروش کا…

Character Profile | Rasheeda | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Rasheeda is Anwar’s colleague and only friend. Like Anwar, she also makes her first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan. She lives in apartment next to Anwar. In Tijori Ka Geet, however, she is shown to be in the same apartment, in a different room. Rasheeda is a courageous young woman who can fight bravely against…

Character Profile | Inspector Asif | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Inspector Asif makes his first appearance in Heeray Ki Kaan, with Anwar and Rasheeda. In this, he is only shown as a very senior official in Central Intelligence Bureau. He is lazy, and stupid, if I might add and unable to produce results. There is no mention that he works in the same department as…

Character Profile | Anwar| Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Anwar Saeed is a crime reporter in a daily newspaper The Star. Adventurous, obnoxious, disorganized and anti social. Luckily, his suspense stories were the major reason the newspaper sold, so the editors could not fire him either. He knew secrets about many esteeed members of the society – the nobelmen, the police, hotel managers, etc….

Book Review: PAHAROAN KI MALIKA (Jasoosi Duniya #11 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary A brass statue about three inches long… Tibetan’s commiting suicide to guard the statue… Faridi’s obsession about knowing the truth of the very statue that his father once possessed… Faridi and Hameed arrive at Ramgadh where the statue was found. They run into Julia and Arthur, two british peeps. Faridi and Arthur have…

Book Review: PUR ASRAR AJNABI (Jasoosi Duniya #9 By Ibn-e-Safi)

An educated farmer, a strange bank robbery where nothing is stolen, two murders and three missing people… Faridi and Hameed are presented with another mystery to solve.

Character Profile: Captain Sajid Hameed

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the lovely and charming character of Captain Hameed. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about…

Character Profile: Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi

Note: This is a work in progress page and will be updated as I re-read and review every story. I would like to put a disclaimer. This is only my perception of the character. Don’t be offended by my opinion. Cheers! This post will list everything we know about Colonel Ahmed Kamal Faridi. 1. Dilaer…

Character Profile: Inspector Jagdish (Jasoosi Duniya)

Inspector Jagdish Kumar makes his first appearance in Aurat Farosh Ka Qatil. One of the sub-inspectors who arrive at the crime scene is Jagdish Kumar, who is attentive to what Faridi has to say. He later became a recurring character in other Jasoosi Duniya novels. The older sub-inspector Sinha tries to steal the credit of Faridi’s…

Book Review: AHMAQON KA CHAKKAR (Jasoosi Duniya #10 By Ibn-e-Safi)

Plot Summary Two buildings in a middle of nowhere, seemingly clean businesses, but a load of crap going on under the hood. Ahmaqon Ka Chakkar has quite a twisted story line. The Beginning The story begins in a cozy setting as Faridi, Hameed, Shahnaz, and a few of Hameed’s friends (Ashraf, Sheena, Suraiyya etc) are planning…

Character Profile | Jabar | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Jabar is a man who kills for pleasure. He had worked for Germany in the second world war just to fulfill his thirst for blood. Jabar is an expert of poisons and is into Chemistry. He has lost his nose during some scientific experiment. He makes an appearance in Khatarnak Boodha and kills himself in the sequel Masnooyi Naak. Appearances:…

Character Profile | Ghazala Rasheed ZamaaN | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

Ghazala Rasheed ZamaaN is a princess, who was blackmailed by Leonard for her alleged affair with her private secretary. When she received threats from Leonard, she seeks help from Faridi. She’s daughter of Nawab Rasheed-ul-Zaman, and has heard about Faridi from Nawab Wajahat Mirza and Doctor Shaukat, from Daler Mujrim. She first made her appearance in Faridi aur…

Character Profile | Tariq | Jasoosi Duniya | Ibn-e-Safi

He’s Arab, a multi lingual and knows the oldest languages. He is mysterious as nobody knows his background, his past or present. Some speculate that he roams around the world treasure-hunting. He lives a luxurious life without any obvious means of income. His eyes, especially, make him different.  It is revealed in later stories that…