Tuesday 13th September 2022, 5:00pm

Bloody Bombay

How Agatha Christie inspired modern Indian crime fiction with Vaseem Khan and Ruby Gupta

Best-selling authors Vaseem Khan and the Festival’s International Writer-in-Residence, Dr Ruby Gupta, examine the spectacular rise of crime fiction set in, and about, India. They approach the subject through the lens of Agatha Christie whose popularity on the subcontinent – established during the latter days of the Raj – has delighted generations of Indian readers and authors. Touching on their own work, and the writing of other prominent crime novelists, they bring to life the heat, colour and turbulence of a nation that, in just seven short decades, has made the transition from a British colony to a modern global power.

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