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Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of the Indian Lawyer

July 16, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Arthur Conan Doyle and the Case of the Indian Lawyer

A talk in the “What’s Online” series from the National Archives
on Friday the 16th July, at 2.00pm

About this event

When George Edalji, a young Indian lawyer, is convicted of mutilating horses in a Staffordshire mining village in 1903, he appeals to Arthur Conan Doyle to clear his name. The creator of Sherlock Holmes, accepts the request and proceeds to investigate the case. Using letters, police records and Home Office files, author Shrabani Basu follows the trail of Arthur Conan Doyle as he wears the hat of Sherlock Holmes and uncovers the dark secrets lying in the English countryside. It is the only case that Conan Doyle investigates personally.

About the speaker:

Shrabani Basu is a journalist and Sunday Times best-selling author. Her books include the critically acclaimed The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer(2021) , For King and Another Country (2015), Victoria & Abdul (2010, now a major Oscar-nominated motion picture)and Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan(2006). Shrabani is a frequent commentator on Indian history and Empire.

What’s Online is a series of free talks and events delivered by our experts and special guests. Talks last approximately 30-40 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

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The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales.
We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.


July 16, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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