This is the second edition of Glen Peter's detective novel 'Mrs D'Silva's Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta'.
It presents the story of an Anglo-Indian community in 1960s Calcutta who are coming to terms with their nation taking its first few faltering steps towards democracy. Joan is a single parent whose son's accidental discovery of the body of a young woman, gets her embroiled in the sinister activities of a maoist faction. The movement is bent on bringing a violent revolution to overturn the unfairness of caste, class, religion and privilege. Evoking the rich multicultural heritage of the Anglo-Indian community who feel abandoned by the British and unsure of their fellow Indians, this book is filled with the sound, tastes and smells of South Asia. It includes a list of recipes for delicious dishes as well as a glossary of Anglo Indian words to truly capture 1960s Calcutta.