Our listing of sub-continentnal ops
The United States was certainly not the only country to have a pulp fiction explosion. In the forties, the libraries of the Indian province of Tamil were exploding with thuppariyum kathaiga (detective stories) which were eagerly read by thousands of readers. Their adventures were serialized in such popular magazines as Anar Da Vikatan and Kalkandu, and developed huge followings.
- Inspector Chopra & Baby Ganesh by Vaseem Khan
- Shanker Lal by Tamil Vanan
- Vish Puri by Tarquin Hall
- Sambu by Devan
- Digambara Swamiyar by Vaduvur Duraisami Iyengar
- Santosh Wagh by James Patterson & Ashwin Sanghi
- “Private Detective” by Rajat Kapoor (Private Detective: Two Plus Two Plus One)
- The Case of the Poetic Detective
A column by V. Gangadhar that includes some fond childhood memories of Shanker Lal, and the current Indian crime fiction scene.
- Of Detectives and Square Tomatoes
More nostalgia from Gangdadhar, looking back fondly on the Indian pulp scene of the 1940’s.