The Hound of the Baskervilles: A Classic Mystery Novel in Hindi
The Hound of the Baskervilles is one of the most famous and popular novels by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes and his loyal friend Dr. Watson. The novel was first published in 1902 and has been adapted into many films, TV shows, and other media. The novel is set in the mysterious and eerie Dartmoor in England, where a terrifying hound is said to haunt the Baskerville family for generations.
The story begins when Holmes and Watson are visited by Dr. Mortimer, a friend of the late Sir Charles Baskerville, who died under mysterious circumstances. Dr. Mortimer tells them about the legend of the hound, a monstrous creature that killed Hugo Baskerville, an ancestor of Sir Charles, centuries ago. He also reveals that Sir Charles's nephew and heir, Sir Henry Baskerville, has arrived from Canada and is planning to move to Baskerville Hall, the ancestral home of the family. Dr. Mortimer fears that Sir Henry's life is in danger and asks Holmes for his help.
Holmes agrees to take the case and sends Watson to accompany Sir Henry to Dartmoor, while he stays behind in London to investigate some clues. Watson soon discovers that there are many suspicious characters and events around Baskerville Hall, such as a mysterious figure on the moor, a convict who escaped from a nearby prison, a beautiful but unhappy woman named Mrs. Stapleton, and her brother, a naturalist who knows a lot about the moor. Watson also hears the chilling howl of the hound at night and wonders if it is really a supernatural beast or a clever hoax.
Meanwhile, Holmes arrives at Dartmoor in disguise and reveals himself to Watson. He explains that he has been secretly working on the case and has uncovered the truth behind the mystery. He tells Watson that the real culprit is Mr. Stapleton, who is actually a distant relative of the Baskervilles and wants to inherit their fortune by killing Sir Henry. He also tells Watson that he has found out that Stapleton has trained a huge hound with phosphorus to make it glow in the dark and look like a demonic creature.
Holmes and Watson then set a trap for Stapleton and his hound by luring Sir Henry to the moor at night. They manage to save Sir Henry from the attack of the hound and shoot it dead. They then chase after Stapleton, who tries to escape across a bog, but falls into it and drowns. Holmes and Watson then return to Baskerville Hall with Sir Henry, who is grateful for their help. They also learn that Mrs. Stapleton was actually Stapleton's wife, whom he had deceived and mistreated. She helps them find his hideout, where they discover his plans and evidence of his crimes.
The Hound of the Baskervilles is a thrilling and captivating novel that combines mystery, horror, and adventure. It showcases Holmes's brilliant deductive skills and Watson's faithful narration. It also explores themes such as family legacy, human nature, and superstition. The novel has been translated into many languages, including Hindi. The Hindi translation by Kamayani Vibhuti is available as a PDF file online[^1^]. It is a great way to enjoy this classic work of literature in one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. aa16f39245