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Discuss books on Crime and Detectives (Fiction) by Indian Authors

We all grew up on a staple diet of Enid Blyton, Hardy boys, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle and many more British and American Authors. 

But Fictional Crime and Detective writing by Indian Authors is found more in Regional Writing than English. Books worthy of mention are 

Ibne Saifi- Jasoosi Duniya,

Satyajit Ray's Feluda Series

Saradindu Bandhopadhyay's Byomkesh Bakshi series

Pattukotai Prabhakar's Moonlight Agencies 

Later day Authors are Ashok Banker, Vikram Chandra, 

Kalpana Swaminathan- Monochrome Madonna, I never knew it Was You

Ambrosias for Afters, Page 3 Murders,The Secret Gardener, Bougainvillea House

Smita Jain-KKrishnaa's Konfessions and Piggies On the Railway

Nothing like coffee, a good crime fiction and rainy afternoons for animated book discussions. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Directions from 100 feet road and 80 feet road ( New Thippesandra Road) turn on to 6th Main and come to the playground next to Pascucci at Indiranagar. Just opposite is the Only Place. 



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  • Chinmay

    Some books discussed during the meetup were
    1. Great Indian Novel - Shashi Tharoor
    2. Byomkesh Bakshi - Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
    3. Feluda - Satyajit Ray
    4. The Englishman's cameo - Madhulika Liddle
    5. Cut like a wound - Anita Nair

    Some of the authors whose works can be explored are
    1. Smita Jain
    2. Ibn-e-safi (Indo-Pakistani author)
    3. Pattukottai Prabhakar
    4. H. R. F. Keating (character created by him is "Inspector Ghote" of Bombay CID)

    July 7, 2014

  • Kripa

    I love reading, have read a lot of Agatha Christie types detective books, but none by Indian Authors, but would surely love to join.

    June 30, 2014

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