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NEWS! Free digital book. I am currently releasing a series of 50 articles about India via my blog on this site. Together they explore the history and culture of India from her most ancient civilisations to the nation’s ambitious space programme. All 50 articles will be collected into a digital book and published in due course. To receive a FREE copy of the booksimply register for my newsletter here.

NEWS! YOUR HELP NEEDED WITH A 3 MINUTE SURVEY. I’m currently leading on a UK ARTS COUNCIL-funded project aimed at helping authors of all backgrounds (and publishing industry professionals) navigate issues such as cultural misappropriation and avoiding stereotypes in fiction. The project also helps readers to better understand these issues. I would really appreciate your views on this topic to help inform the project. The tick-box survey is very short! Please do help and also forward on to others. The survey is here.

NEWS! My new novel is Midnight at Malabar House. This is the start of a new series set in 1950 in Bombay, and introducing Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective. Find out more here. 


And here’s a short video of me introducing the book

Have you read all of the Baby Ganesh Agency crime novels set in modern India?

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My aim was always to take readers on a journey to the heart of modern India, the most vibrant, conflicted, and supercharged place on earth”  ~ Vaseem Khan

News! The paperback of the fifth full-length Chopra novel, Bad Day at the Vulture Club, is now out. Get your copy from all good indie bookshops, major book retailers or online.

News! Hodder have agreed to publish books 2 and 3 in the Malabar House series. You can find details in the Books section.

News! You can listen to me talking about books, pop culture and other stuff on the Red Hot Chilli Writers podcast.


Welcome to Vaseem Khan’s website

Vaseem Khan is the author of two crime series set in India, the Baby Ganesh Agency series, and the Malabar House historical crime novels. His first book, The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra, was a Times bestseller, now translated into 15 languages, and introduced Inspector Chopra of the Mumbai police and his sidekick, a one-year-old baby elephant. It has been optioned for film by Cinestaan. The second in the series won a Shamus Award in America. In 2018, he was awarded the Eastern Eye ACTA (Arts, Culture and Theatre Award) for Literature.