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AGM Lecture- Vaseem Khan: Killing Gandhi, Dante’s Divine Comedy, and India at the crossroads

12 May 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST

In this lecture bestselling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan examines the journey India has made from the point of regaining her sovereignty after centuries of British rule to a nation that now hovers on the brink of superpower status. Vaseem’s Malabar House novels are 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…  

Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, now translated into 15 languages. The second in the series won the Shamus Award in the US. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for Literature. 


If you would like to attend, whether in person or over Zoom, please register with Matty Bradley by e-mail:  mb@royalasiaticsociety.org


12 May 2022
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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Royal Asiatic Society Lecture Theatre
14 Stephenson Way
London,NW1 2HDUnited Kingdom
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