Blot on British justice

The Mystery of the Parsee Lawyer by Shrabani Basu. Published in 2021 by Bloomsbury, 50, Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK.  Pp: xviii + 297. Price: £ 20. In the fevered atmosphere that prevails in many western countries today where the issue of race has suddenly become so topical and so toxic, here comes another book which has the potential to add fuel to the raging fire. Unusually, the victim of racial prejudice in this story is a 27-year-old half-Parsi (spelt "Parsee” as was common during the Edwardian era in which the story is set) called George Edalji, the product of......

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