4.21 Shrabani Basu: Uncovering Arthur Conan Doyle’s Solitary Case As A Detective!
Find out how she writes about the famous detective writer helping an Indian Parsee man who was wrongfully convicted of murder.
Tara and Michelle chat with Shrabani Basu on how she attempts to give a complete perspective to the George Edalji case in her latest book “The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer”. Shrabani Basu talks about how an auction of a series of letters exchanged between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the Chief of Police of Staffordshire led her to start this book. What was so special about this case that made the famous novelist investigate it personally? How did he help save a man who was falsely convicted of murder? What are some fascinating aspects about the writer’s life that we aren’t privy to? Tune in to find more about the thrilling case of George Edalji!
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Shrabani Basu is an author and a journalist. She was born in Kolkata and grew up in Dhaka, Kathmandu and Delhi. Her career in journalism started in 1983, when she became a trainee journalist for The Times of India in Mumbai. She has authored several popular books including Victoria & Abdul: The Extraordinary True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant and Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan.
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