Allusions/references To Actual History, Geography and Current Science
The novel refers to the independence of India from the British Empire and takes place in the Mumbai (then known as Bombay) area of India. Part of the novel also takes place in Poona.
As a crime novel, the story heavily features the methods of criminal investigation used by the Indian Police in the 1960s.
Read more about this topic: Inspector Ghote's First Case
Famous quotes containing the words current, science, geography and/or actual:
“Gradually the village murmur subsided, and we seemed to be embarked on the placid current of our dreams, floating from past to future as silently as one awakes to fresh morning or evening thoughts.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“Whilst Marx turned the Hegelian dialectic outwards, making it an instrument with which he could interpret the facts of history and so arrive at an objective science which insists on the translation of theory into action, Kierkegaard, on the other hand, turned the same instruments inwards, for the examination of his own soul or psychology, arriving at a subjective philosophy which involved him in the deepest pessimism and despair of action.”
—Sir Herbert Read (18931968)
“Yet America is a poem in our eyes; its ample geography dazzles the imagination, and it will not wait long for metres.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious lives.”
—Vladimir Nabokov (18991977)