The mystery of the Parsee Lawyer

Tue 20 September 2022 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Imagine you are incarcerated for a crime you haven't committed. The reason for targeting being your race and skin colour. But you have the world's best detective novel author untiringly championing your cause. Would you be exonerated?

"The mystery of the Parsee Lawyer" is the story of the curious case of George Edalji, a Christian Parsee who moved with his family to Britain in the late 1800s. In a few years, mysterious letters were being circulated and gory animal mutilations began. George Edalji got dragged into the investigation and imprisoned. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ACD) of Sherlock Holmes fame learnt of Edalji's case and after an investigation strongly believed that Edalji was not responsible for any of the incidents. He made Edalji's release his personal battle and worked untiringly towards it. But would ACD be able to defeat the racial feelings of the local public and the police?