Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India (Paperback)
An encyclopedia of evil entities and folkloric fiends from across the country, from Ladakh to Kerala, Lakshadweep to Nagaland, Naraka to Tuchenkwaka. Featuring illustrations by Appupen, Shyam, Samita Chatterjee, Rashmi Ruth Devadasan, Misha Michael, Pankaj Thapa, Vidyun Sabhaney, Osheen Siva, Priya Kuriyan. Poetry by Joseph Furtado and Jyoti Prasad Agarwala. With a new translation by Anannya Baruah.
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 twenty-one-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.