#MurderInOldBombay - The Rajabai Tower Tragedy by Nev March :Talk 81

Date: 10-Apr-2021 | Time: 6 PM

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#MurderInOldBombay - The Rajabai Tower Tragedy by Nev March :Talk 81

Date: 10-Apr-2021 | Time: 6 PM

INR 0/- PER PERSON (All inclusive)

Mumbai in 1892. The University’s Rajabai Tower is a recent grand attraction in the city, drawing crowds for its unparalleled vistas of the cityscape. Until tragedy strikes, one day, when the wife and sister of a rising Parsi industrialist fall to their death from the top of the tower. Was it murder? Was it suicide? Or was it a mix of both - two women leaping to death to save their honour? At our Online Talk #MurderInOldMumbai, crime fiction writer Nev March takes inspiration from this real-life incident to paint a picture of life in the city in the late 19th century.

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About the speaker

Nev March was born in Mumbai into a Parsi Zoroastrian family, and emigrated to the USA 30 years ago. After a long career in business analysis, she returned to her passion of writing fiction in 2015 and now teaches creative writing at the Rutgers-Osher Institute. She has written numerous short stories and magazine features. Her first crime novel, ‘Murder In Old Bombay’, published in 2020 by Minotaur Books, won the Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Award for Best First Crime Fiction. It has also been nominated for an Edgar Award for Best First Crime Novel.