KUNAL BASU, the writer of much acclaimed period novels like the ‘The Miniaturist’ and ‘The Opium Clerk’ interacted with members of British Library, Bhopal and Chandigarh along with those of British Council Library at Delhi on Saturday.
At Bhopal, the programme was organised in association with the local head office of State Bank of India.
Kunal Basu in his charming best replied to all the queries put up by the members across the region. He agreed to racial differences all over the world at all times. Basu made his point by summing up his idea behind his latest novel ‘Racists’. The crux of matter is not the superiority of one race over the others but what we as human beings make out of these racial differences, he added.
The story of the novel under discussion was set in the middle of the 19th century and explores scientific excursion in choosing the superior race.
Kunal Basu teaches at Oxford University’s Said Business School and is a Fellow of Templeton College. Born and brought up in Calcutta, he accepted writing being his major call apart from the professional inclination towards management academics.