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Hindi Detective Pulp Fiction

Friedlander, Peter


In this paper, I begin by establishing the relationship between earlier Western detective fiction, other Asian detective fictions, and Hindi detective fiction. I then explore how the Hindi-Urdu works of Ibne Safi (1928-1980) revolutionized this genre during the period from 1950 to 1980. In particular, I look at how the plots of some of these detective novels suggest ways in which authors and readers engaged with modernity through exploring the role that the supernatural plays in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Situations: Cultural Studies in the Asian Context


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