A murderer’s magnetism

Hawk and Hyena by Farrukh Dhondy. Published in 2021 by Copper Coin Publishing Pvt Ltd, L5/903 Gulmohur Garden, Raj Nagar Extension, Ghaziabad, 201017; e-mail: cuprumcoin@gmail.com. Pp: 143. Price: Rs 399. What makes Charles Sobhraj fascinating to so many writers and filmmakers? In addition to three books, a novel and a television series titled The Serpent, a co-production of BBC One and Netflix, in Hawk and Hyena Farrukh Dhondy (pictured) has written a lucid and extremely readable as well as personal account of Sobhraj whom he has known personally and whose movements he has tracked across the world. Dhondy wonders at the source......

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