Indian Eyes

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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.

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A column by V. Gangadhar that includes some fond childhood memories of Shanker Lal, and the current Indian crime fiction scene.

More nostalgia from Gangdadhar, looking back fondly on the Indian pulp scene of the 1940's.

Preliminary list compiled by Kevin Burton Smith. Additions and comments welcome.


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