Ghosts, Monsters & Demons with Author Rakesh Khanna on Book Lights
Rakesh Khanna grew up in Berkeley, California, of mixed Punjabi and Anglo-American heritage. He co-founded Blaft Publications in Chennai, India with his wife, Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, in 2008. The company publishes translations of Indian-language pulp fiction, folklore, weird fiction, and graphic novels. Sometimes he edits mathematics textbooks. He is interested in marine invertebrates, percussion music, demonology, and topological graph theory. You can find out more about his book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/738269/ghosts-monsters-and-demons-of-india-by-rakesh-khanna/9781786788078/
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Here’s a quick look at Rakesh’s latest release GHOSTS, MONSTERS AND DEMONS OF INDIA:
An illustrated guide to the folktales and real-life stories of the ghosts, monsters and demons of India, a culture famously rich in tradition and legends. Perfect for fans of Eli Roth’s Urban Legends and Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities.
“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