In Popular Culture
The case is related in Conan Doyle's The Story of Mr. George Edalji (1907, expanded re-issue in 1985).
The episode of the 1972 BBC anthology series The Edwardians about Conan Doyle centres on his involvement in the Edaji case. Written by Jeremy Paul and directed by Brian Farnham, it stars Nigel Davenport as Conan Doyle, Sam Dastor as George Edaji, and Renu Setna as the Reverend Edaji.
The case was fictionalised in the novel by Julian Barnes, Arthur & George (2005), which was nominated for the 2005 Man Booker Prize. In 2010, Arthur & George was adapted for the theatre by David Edgar, with the play focusing heavily on the trial of George Edalji and The Great Wyrley Outrages.
A comprehensive non-fictional account of the case was published in 2006 in Conan Doyle and the Parson's Son: The George Edalji Case' written by Gordon Weaver.
In Roger Oldfield's book 'Outrage: The Edalji Five and the Shadow of Sherlock Holmes', Vanguard Press (2010), www.outrage-rogeroldfield.co.uk, the famous case is set within the context of the wider experiences of the Edalji family as a whole. Roger Oldfield once taught history at Great Wyrley High School.
Famous quotes containing the words popular and/or culture:
“If they have a popular thought they have to go into a darkened room and lie down until it passes.”
—Kelvin MacKenzie (b. 1946)
“Anthropologists have found that around the world whatever is considered mens work is almost universally given higher status than womens work. If in one culture it is men who build houses and women who make baskets, then that culture will see house-building as more important. In another culture, perhaps right next door, the reverse may be true, and basket- weaving will have higher social status than house-building.”
—Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen. Excerpted from, Gender Grace: Love, Work, and Parenting in a Changing World (1990)