Publication Date: 12/09/2023 ISBN: 9781786788078 Category:

Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India

Rakesh Khanna, J. Furcifer Bhairav

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited
Publication Date: 12/09/2023 ISBN: 9781786788078 Category:


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“I was not prepared for how deeply this book captivated me … Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India is exemplary of what a book can be, how it can operate. It’s a bridge across space, time, and language” -Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

An encyclopedia of evil entities and folkloric fiends from across India, from Ladakh to Kerala, Lakshadweep to Nagaland, Naraka to Tuchenkwaka, complete with 60 spooky illustrations. Inside this book you will find …

Killer robots built with stolen Roman engineering technology that once guarded the relics of the Buddha
The ghost of a 21-year-old motorcyclist whose Enfield Bullet is venerated at a highway temple in Rajasthan
A Himalayan drum-playing spirit-teacher whose wife is a fearsome Yeti
Diabolical entities conjured into existence by the simultaneous deaths of seven tigers
Triple-rooted night-flying Vedic necromancers
Call-centre employees from beyond the grave
The dreaded Ngalei Ahmaw of Maraland, whose victims’ heads detach themselves from their bodies at night and go wandering in search of blood … AND MORE

Publisher Review

"[The authors] have done an astounding job of documenting, in vivid and highly entertaining detail, the imaginative ways in which people from the Indian subcontinent relate to, and make sense of their lives, relationships, and the world they inhabit ... a thrilling romp through the annals of what goes bump in the Indian night." - Helen Nde, Mythological Africans

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