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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?