A journey through the past and the present of Indian Speculative Fiction that spotlights the authors who have contributed to it, and the stories of the magical women are at the epicentre of the current renaissance of Indian science fiction/fantasy (SF/F)
Sukanya Venkatraghavan is the author of the fantasy novel Dark Things and the editor/contributor of Magical Women, a feminist fantasy anthology. She was previously a film journalist with Filmfare and the Entertainment Editor at Marie Claire. Sukanya has been part of the creative team, including scripting and research, for shows such as Look Who’s Talking With Niranjan, Design HQ Season 2, and Koffee With Karan (Season 6). She is currently working on her next book.
When she was eight, Samhita Arni started writing and illustrating her first book. The Mahabharata – A Child’s View went on to sell 50,000 copies worldwide. Her second book, Sita’s Ramayana, a graphic novel, was on the New York Times Bestseller list for Graphic Novels for two weeks. She is also the author of the novel The Missing Queen and The Prince.
Shreya Ila Anasuya
Shreya Ila Anasuya is a writer of fiction and non-fiction, an independent journalist, and the managing editor of Skin Stories, an award-winning publication on sexuality, disability and gender housed at the non-profit Point of View. Shreya is the recipient of three Laadli Media Awards and the 2019 Toto Award for Creative Writing in English. She is currently working on her debut novel.
T. Gautham Shenoy
A lifelong reader of literature in all of its forms, Shenoy is a writer, teacher and a columnist. His SF/F column for Factor Daily, New Worlds Weekly is currently the country’s longest-running weekly column on speculative fiction. On the professional front, Shenoy has 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing. Until recently the National Creative Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Focus, he is currently a consulting partner with Celsius 100 Consulting.