Ghostlore Goes Global
A few pieces of news for September:
1. The international edition of Ghosts, Monsters, and Demons of India is now officially out!
Pick it up from Penguin Random House in the USA, or from Watkins Publishing in the UK (or anywhere else outside India). Or, better yet, order it from your favourite indie bookstore!
Within India, you can still buy it direct from us.
The book got a very cool write-up yesterday on a site called Exquisite Terror.
Here's a quote:
"Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India is a must-read entry in the literary search for human meaning. It’s a trek through the dark corners of India’s cultural imagination populated with nightmarish creatures, demons, dark forest stalkers and all manner of grisly entities. It’s also a fantastic read."
2. On Saturday, September 16, at 6:30 pm IST, we'll be joining Helen Nde, the formidably knowledgable Cameroonian curator of the very excellent blog/newsletter/podcast Mythological Africans, for a talk on the connections between Indian and African folklore. Rakesh Khanna will be sharing what he learned about the folklore of the Siddi community, legends of Janjira Fort, the travels of the yaksha Silesaloma, the Kappiri Muthappan ghost of Kochi, and more. Helen will educate us about echoes of the Ramayana in the epic oral narrative of Madagascar, Zanzibar doors, and the legend of Yasuke the Black Samurai's Indian childhood.
We're very excited about this!
Use this link to set a reminder.
3. On Sunday, October 8, we'll be at the Indie Comix Fest, Bengaluru, gathering of weird & wonderful graphic novelists, comics artists, and zine makers. We'll be carrying a brand new mini comic by Avakkai & Chukka; zines by Kuzhali Manickavel; Orijit Sen's River of Stories, and Appupen's Moonward (Appupen will be there too to sign it!)
At Rangoli Metro Art Centre, all day. See you there!