Murder with Bengali Characteristics

by Shovon Chowdhury

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Author: Shovon Chowdhury

Languages: english

Number Of Pages: 204

Binding: Hardcover

Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.6 inches

Release Date: 26-05-2015

Details: Product Description A brave new voice on India's literary scene.' - Indian Express A teacher lies dead in a small village near Calcutta. Since the Chinese took over, things in the Bengal Protectorate have been sliding from bad to worse. It looks like the work of the New Thug Society, whose members are determined to free Bengal from Chinese oppression. Under Governor Wen, who is confused and slightly weepy, the law and order situation continues to deteriorate. Resurrected members of the Bengal politburo stalk the land, demoralizing all those who thought they were dead. The Maoists are still in the jungle, and remain strangely reluctant to re-integrate with the Motherland. Meanwhile, Didu has escaped, the price of fish is rising, and the Competent Authority, undisputed ruler of India, is trying to start a war with China Unimpressed by the rising threat of war, which is none of his business, Inspector Li of Lal Bazaar doggedly pursues his prey. Why is Propagandist Wang so keen that he investigate something else? What are mining magnate Sanjeev Verma and his partner Agarwal up to, and how is Governor Wen involved? Will Inspector Li be able to interview his suspects before General Zhou shoots them all? And why does his ex-wife keep calling, even though her new boyfriend is rich enough to have a duplicate Eiffel Tower in his garden? Outrageously funny and wickedly imaginative, Murder with Bengali Characteristics marks the return of one of our finest comic writers. About the Author Shovon Chowdhury is a slightly disturbed Delhi-based writer. His blog, India Update, has horrified over 200,000 people. He is the creator of The Trilokpuri Incident, which is trying to understand an event that no one can remember. He is also the entire reporting staff of The Investigator, which digs for the truth, so you don't have to. He has recently edited the Secret Diaries of Manmohan Singh, Aged 81 3/4th. He is an alarmingly frequent contributor to, Swarajya, Newslaundry, the Daily O, BLink, Tehelka and Outlook.His first novel, The Competent Authority was a finalist for the Hindu Literary Prize 2014, Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2014, Tata Literature Live! First Book Award 2013. It has also been the subject of two PhD theses, one creative writing course, and several unauthorized theatrical adaptations, against which he was unable to lodge FIRs due to lack of funds.