Vaseem Khan: Killing Gandhi, Dante's Divine Comedy & India at the Crossroads
Basingstoke Discovery Centre
Saturday 11th February 2023
In this session bestselling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan takes us on an exhilarating journey from the last days of the Raj to the heart of modern India. Vaseem’s Malabar House series is set in 1950s Bombay, just a few years after Indian independence, the assassination of Gandhi, and the horrors of Partition, events Vaseem examines in this illuminating talk. Vaseem will also reveal Dante’s unique connection to the city of Bombay…
The first book in the series, Midnight at Malabar House, won the Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger and introduced Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective, and her co-investigator, English forensic scientist, Archie Blackfinch.
Vaseem will also talk about the current popularity of crime fiction, and how crime in real life is changing, especially with the advent of artificial intelligence and cybercrime.
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