Watch | Surender Mohan Pathak: Crime Fiction Needn't be Full of Violence and Nonsense

Faiyaz Ahmad Wajeeh in conversation with Surender Mohan Pathak about his journey as a writer and role of Urdu literature in his life.

With nearly 300 novels under his belt, Surendar Mohan Pathak is one of India’s most prolific Hindi-language crime fiction writers. His journey began in the 1960s with his Hindi translations of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels.

His bestselling ‘Sunil’ series consists of more than 150 novels, however, his best known is the ‘Vimal’ series. Pathak has distinguished himself as one of India’s most well-respected pulp-fiction novelists, earning celebrity status in the crime-detection and mystery genre.