Word Online presents a talk by Vaseem Khan hosted by Libraries Unlimited

  • Online
  • September 16
  • 18:00 - 19:00
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Word Online makes its twelfth stop via Libraries Unlimited.


In this session bestselling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan will take readers on a journey from the days of the Raj to the heart of modern India, a colourful and conflicted environment of vast new wealth and historical problems. Vaseem will explore the background to his two India-set crime series: the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels set in modern Mumbai, and the Malabar House historical crime novels set in 1950s Bombay and introducing India’s first female police inspector. He will examine the realities of life in a country being transformed by unprecedented global change. He will also answer the intriguing question: how do you fit an elephant into a crime story?

This event will be live-streamed on Crowdcast, ‘save your seat’ here.


Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series, and the Malabar House historical crime novels. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, now translated into 15 languages. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye Arts, Culture and Theatre Award for Literature. Vaseem was born in England, but spent a decade working in India as a management consultant. He currently works at the Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science at University College London.