Books For You | Magical Women out to enthrall you

Editor | Fiction

A weaver is initiated into the ancient art of bringing a universe into existence. Four goddesses engage in a cosmic brawl. A teenage shape-shifter learns to understand and control her unchannelled powers. A graphic designer duels with a dark secret involving a mysterious tattoo. A rebellious chudail makes a shocking announcement at a kitty party. A puppet seeking adventure discovers who she really is. A demon-hunter encounters an unlikely opponent. A young woman’s resolute choice leads her to haunt Death across millennia…

Here is collection of compelling stories that talk about the mysterious and magical amidst us. Magical Women features stories by Asma Kazi, Kiran Manral, Krishna Udayasankar, Nikita Deshpande, Ruchika Roy, Samhita Arni, Sejal Mehta, Shreya Ila Anasuya, Shveta Thakrar, Shweta Taneja, Sujatha S.V, Sukanya Venkatraghavan , Tashan Mehta and Trisha Das.

A compelling collection of stories that speak of love, rage, rebellion, choices and chances, Magical Women brings together some of the strongest female voices in contemporary Indian writing. Combining astounding imagination with superlative craft, these tales will intrigue and delight readers in equal measure.

About the editor

Sukanya Venkatraghavan is the author of the fantasy novel Dark Things, which was selected by as a Rising Star of Autumn 2016 and a Most Memorable Book of 2016. Sukanya started her career in film journalism with Filmfare and was also the entertainment editor at Marie Claire. She has been a part of the creative team, including scripting, for shows such as Look Who’s Talking with Niranjan (ZEE Café) and Design HQ Season 2 (Fox Life). She is also the research head on Koffee with Karan (Season 6).

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