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Kovintan. Kovintan was created by the Indian author Je. Ar. Rankaraju (Anantcin) and appeared in eight novels from 1906 to at least 1935, beginning with Irajampal.

Kovintan is a private detective who works in Triplicane, a suburb of Madras. His cases often involve problems endemic to India or which are perpetuated by religion and caste.

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