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New book by Shrabani Basu uncovers an Indian mystery probed by author of Sherlock Holmes

Feb 28, 2021 16:17 IST | By PTI

A new book, by Shrabani Basu, set to hit bookstores in India on the 10th of March, uncovers an Indian mystery that author of the famous Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle was drawn to investigate.

Called the ‘The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer: Arthur Conan Doyle, George Edalji and the case of the foreigner in the English village’, it revolves around a British Indian man, George Edalji wrongly accused of a number of mysterious crimes in an English village in the early 20th century.

Edalji had turned for help to Conan Doyle, who concluded that Edalji had been a victim of racism, jailed for crimes he hadn't committed, simply for being a Hindu.

Basu feels, though the incident occurred over a 100 years ago, it resonates in modern-day Britain. She hopes the book will appeal to people around the world.

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