Shweta Taneja is a bestselling Indian fantasy and science fiction author. Her work is described somewhere between feminist, horrorexperimental and humorous. Her novels include Anantya Tantrist mysteries (HarperCollins 2014-2018), Ghost Hunters of Kurseong (Hachette, 2013) and How to Steal a Ghost @ Manipal (Juggernaut Books, 2016). Her latest novel is The Rakta Queen, an Anantya Tantrist mystery (HarperCollins, 2018).

She’s a Charles Wallace India Fellow (2016) and was shortlisted for Best Writer Award in ComicCon India for her graphic novel The Skull Rosary (2013). Her bestselling graphic novel Krishna Defender of Dharma (Campfire, 2012) in a Must-Read for government schools in India. (Wikipedia. Read More)

She calls herself a reluctant feminist as the term is often misunderstood.

When she’s not writing fiction…

She writes in-depth articles on how consumer technology is shaping the future for Livemint.com, a well-respected business daily in India. She also works on future of internet and open-source technologies with Cooby, a startup she has co-founded in Switzerland.

She is an avid traveller, collector of folklore and urban legends and pens down travel columns on delectable conspiracy theories and heresy for, among others, Discover India magazine. You can also find her work on Huffington PostScroll.in, DailyO.in, and Medium.

Her storytelling passion also makes her a powerful narrative creator. She helps startups and NGOs in their communication needs as a consultant and advisor. (LinkedIn. Read more)

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