Tarun K Saint

Scholar • Writer •

Tarun K Saint, an independent Indian scholar born in Kenya, has interests in Partition literature, science fiction, and detective fiction. His works include authoring Witnessing Partition: Memory, History, Fiction (2020), editing Bruised Memories (2002), and co-editing anthologies like Translating Partition (2001), Looking Back: India's Partition, 70 Years On (2017), The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (2019, 2021), Avatar (2020), Kalicalypse (2022), Ecoceanic: Global South SF (2024), and the two-volume Hachette Book of Indian Detective Fiction (2024).

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Saturday 11 May

Murder, Mystery, Misdirection: The Case of Indian Detective Fiction

Panel Discussion

Get ready to be swept away into the enchanting world of Indian detective fiction — a world where mysteries unfold against the vibrant backdrop of Indian cities and towns, and where local sleuths reign supreme! From the bustling streets of Kolkata to the serene landscapes of Kochi, discover how Indian cities and towns come alive as integral characters in these gripping tales. Uncover the influences that shape Indian writers' narratives and delve into what makes Indian detective fiction a genre like no other.