Tuesday, March 29, 2011

HRF Keating

The creator of Inspector Ghote, the Indian detective, has passed away. 'His gentle manner and a particularly luxuriant beard gave Keating something of the aura of a guru. In fact, he had never been anywhere near India. Things, as he said "were going quite nicely without having to face the actuality" when, one morning in the 1970s, the postman delivered a letter from Air India offering a flight to Bombay (now Mumbai) so that he might see the country he had been describing in convincing detail for the best part of a decade.' More...

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