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
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