Bindiyon wala Patta – Part 2


Story Title: Bindiyon wala Patta (The Speckled Band)
Language: Hindi
Storytellers: Dramatech
Original Title: 
The Adventure of the Speckled Band
Language: English
Writer: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

About the Story

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective, Sherlock Holmes first appeared in print in 1887. Though more than 120 years old, this deductive detective still makes us sit up in our seats and listen.

So in the 1980s, ex-IIT-ians of the Dramatech theatre club put together a Hindi adaptation of a Sherlock Holmes’ short story, The Adventure of the Speckled Bamd. Ravi Raj Sagar directed and recreated the story in an Indian context. The names changed and so did the locations, but the spirit of the story remained the same.

Meeta Kanwar met Inspector Sherman to explain her strange misgivings about Dr. Ghoshal “Uncle” who lived with her and her sister. It turned out that the man they call “Uncle” was their mother’s second husband. When Dr. Ghoshal’s behaviour became stranger and stranger the sisters began to feel unsafe. Would Inspector Sherman be able to help them?



Karishma is fascinated with language and how it contributes to identity. As a facilitator and educator, she wants to bring more storytelling into formal education...that is until formal education is overhauled altogether.

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