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Vaseem Khan

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Vaseem Khan is the bestselling author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series, a crime series based in Mumbai, India and featuring a baby elephant. The first book in the series, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, a Waterstones’ paperback of the year, and an Amazon Best Debut. Vaseem first saw an elephant lumbering down the middle of the road in 1997 when he arrived in Mumbai to work as a management consultant. It was the most unusual sight he had ever encountered and served as the inspiration behind his series. Vaseem was born in London in 1973, gained a Bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics, before spending a decade on the subcontinent. He returned to the UK i ...more

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Vaseem Khan Hi Afshaan,

I am now 42. i went to India aged 23 and returned 10 years later - so I actually spent a decade in India during my most impressionable adul…more
Hi Afshaan,

I am now 42. i went to India aged 23 and returned 10 years later - so I actually spent a decade in India during my most impressionable adult years which is quite a long time. The reason I write about India is because those were the best years of my life. I fell in love with the country, the people and the city of Mumbai. My life there is fondly remembered each and every day - my wife is actually a Mumbaiker who has moved to the UK with me. All my old friends from India are in touch with me on various social media groups - so in many ways it feels like I have never left. As a writer I wanted to explore those wonderful memories; I also knew that there were many people in the west who might like to know what modern India is like and so I decided to take them on this journey with me via my books.
Hope that answers your question. Warm regards, Vaseem(less)
Vaseem Khan Who doesn't have a creative side? Writing allows me to express that side of my personality. Sometimes writing is like trying to fight your way out of …moreWho doesn't have a creative side? Writing allows me to express that side of my personality. Sometimes writing is like trying to fight your way out of a dark cellar, with a blindfold on; you can't see where the plot is going, you can't relate to the characters you've created. At other times, the plot is a wild bull you somehow found yourself on, and all you can do is cling on for dear life. That's when writing brings unalloyed joy. And the best part? When readers pat you on the back and quietly tell you 'That'll do. That made my day.' (less)
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Eating the dead: the Parsees of India

Bad Day at the Vulture Club is the fifth novel in my Baby Ganesh Agency series. In this one, Inspector Chopra investigates the murder of a wealthy Parsee. Parsees are a small but influential community in India. Originally from Persia they are unique on the subcontinent because they do not cremate or bury their dead. Instead they leave them out in stone structures called Towers of Silence in a wood

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“The only way to avoid falling prey to the perils of confusion is to never be confused about what you are. If you are an honest man, as I hope you will prove to be, never allow the circumstances of a moment to make you act against your nature. That way lies the ruin of everything you stand for.”
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“By the way, is it a boy or a girl?’ Bahadur opened his mouth to speak and then realised that he did not know the answer. ‘One minute, sahib.’ Without further ado, he scrambled onto the ground, lifted the elephant’s tail and attempted to ascertain the creature’s sex. ‘It is a boy, sahib.”
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“In a country where thieves and crooks were becoming ever more commonplace, particularly in the highest offices in the land, where people openly applauded those who managed to hoodwink millions and get away with it, Chopra was a man who stood for everything that was right and good about India.”
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