It’s with slight giddiness and so much excitement that I tell you about Anantya Tantrist. She is a sassy, bad-mouthed, independent 23-year-old who walks on the streets of Delhi at night, solving supernatural crime. She’s a tantrik detective who also happens to be the kick-ass heroine of my new fantasy series, three books of which will be released by Harper Collins India.
I am completely in awe of what Anantya is, who she has become considering she came from Banaras, had led a sheltered life full of restrictions and abuses till now. She is something that I see in every woman in this country. For me, she’s an escape. Read an interview in Tehelka to know how I feel about her.
FANTASY / THE MATSYA CURSE
‘A remarkable tale.’ – Anand Neelkanthan
Tantrik detective Anantya Tantrist is back, smart-ass comments, dark mantras and all. This time, it’s a fight for her city and her mind with the most formidable enemy she had met till now, a black tantrik from Banaras – Bhairava.
FANTASY / CULT OF CHAOS
In Delhi, little girls are being sacrificed in a tantrik ritual. A desperate daeva is trying to blackmail Anantya Tantrist, the tantrik detective who follows no one’s advice. A three-headed giant cobra turns up in old Delhi. The White and Red tantriks are facing off, and there is one or more Black tantrik brewing some dangerous shakti. As Anantya struggles to stop the madness, the supernatural underworld – peopled with creatures humanoid, barely human and inhuman – comes alive in all its bloody, gory glory. Anantya’s first adventure is a heady cocktail of violence, tantrik magic, Delhi and darkness. Read more…
- ‘Anantya Tantrist is racy, rousing, rambunctious and rakshas-ful. Read immediately.’ – Samit Basu
- An author with an impressive imagination and terrific storytelling skills’ – Ashwin Sanghi