Interviews – International media
- The Galactic Imaginarium Podcast – In conversation with Romania’s biggest SF fanzine. (In English)
- Nederlands Contactcentrum voor Science Fiction – Interview about Shweta Taneja’s life and work. (Jpg)
Interviews – Traditional media
- Hindustan Times – Indian mythology meets the supernatural world in this fantasy thriller
- The Hindu – Shweta Taneja’s latest fantasy novel takes a dig at patriarchy and gender inequality
- New Indian Express – ‘Reluctant feminist’ writes a feminist thriller set in a supernatural world
- Deccan Chronicle – The lady doth THRILL…
- Economic Times – Bengaluru is the perfect for writer Shweta Taneja, city’s slow pace gives her time to weave stories
- The Hindu – Shweta Taneja makes a potent argument for gender equality through The Matsya Curse
- Deccan Chronicle – A mix of Indian mythology packed with a superhero punch, this book is the best of both worlds
- Punjab Tribune – Readers can relate to the supernatural world in my book: Author Shweta Taneja
- The Hindu – Being a hybrid author, Shweta Taneja says, allows her to experiment and explore all opportunities, mediums, and platforms available
- Asian Age – A young student turns into a paranormal investigator to impress her boyfriend.
- The Week – Fighting ghosts of patriarchy
- Femina – Obsessing over the occult
- Business Standard – Author promotes fantasy book through a quiz
- The Hindu – Shweta Taneja talks about the anger of Anantya, the tantric detective heroine of her latest book
- DNA – Author-graphic novelist Shweta Taneja, whose new book “Cult of Chaos” explores women’s safety is gearing up to celebrate the launch here through a quiz themed on witches and vampires!
- Asian Age – The chaos creator
- The Hindu – The launch of Shweta Taneja’s Cult of Chaos was just as unique as the genre she has explored in her book.
- The New Indian Express – A Thriller with a woman at its Helm
- Mail Today – Adventures of a tantric vigilante
- Economic Times (Panache): The terrible, scary and horrific side of society is explored in the book, billed as the country’s first tantrik detective novel, which also talks about women’s safety.
- Business Standard – Book delves in Delhi’s underbelly.
- Tehelka – My protagonist is a fearless woman – Shweta Taneja
- The Hindu – Electric Underground
- Deccan Chronicle – Spooken word
- The Hindu – Kids crack a whodunnit
- Time Out – Packed with equal amounts of humour and adventure, Shweta Taneja’s debut children’s novel makes for an entertaining read
Interviews – New Media
- SheThePeople – Shweta Taneja’s Anantya Tantrist Is Back with ‘The Matsya Curse’
- DDReviews – Author interview
- Radio City – Interview with RJ Ginnie in Delhi
- India.com – At a time when occult practices are hardly believed and those which were earlier considered sort of mandatory are now understood to be superstitions, can a book themed around black magic attract readers?
- ExpressNews – British Council hosts a book discussion of The Matsya Curse
- Writersmelon – Writing brings out the stories I dream of – Shweta Taneja
- Blogadda – Shweta Taneja is a tantrist masquerading as an author, graphic novelist and journalist.
- Kitaab – The Lounge Chair Interview: 10 Questions with Shweta Taneja
- Radio One – Interviewed on radio in Delhi by Radio One
- NBA – Coverage of The Matsya Curse book launch by local television channel (link)
- Citizenmatters.com – I became a writer by chance – A conversation with Shweta Taneja
- Livemint.com – Ghost hunting in Delhi
- Hindustan Times, Brunch – In a world of hashtags and -isms, is it impossible to fight for equal rights without becoming a ‘feminist’?
- Mint, Lounge – Almost surreptitiously, Indian fantasy has made a niche for itself in the English language in India
- Factor Daily – The fabulous women writers who’ve enlivened – and are enriching – Indian SF
- Observer Post – Short story wins Editor’s Choice Award
- YourStory – These women artists are all set to draw a huge crowd at Comic Con this weekend
- Curious Reader – 10 Indian Sci-Fi and Fantasy Novels You Should Read.
- Tor.com – A short history of South Asian speculative fiction
Quotes and mentions
- Mint – Delhi gothic
- IndiaToday – Myths and fantasies
- Mint – How to sell a book
- Factor Daily – ‘I didn’t know Indian sci-fi existed’ is an all-too-familiar statement one hears
- The Quint – Read Your Way Through India: These old libraries won’t disappoint.
- The Hindu – In the suspenseful world of crime novels, are cell phones a buzzkill?
Anantya Tantrist Mysteries
In top ten in Asian Age, Oxford Bookstore, WH Smith Bookstores and Bahrisons Bookstores lists.
- ‘Anantya is one feisty character.’ – Femina ‘Cult Of Chaos is a chick-lit take on the horrors of the megacity.’ – Mint
- ‘Cult of Chaos promises to be a crime-busting story unlike any other.’ – Asian Age
- ‘The terrible, scary and horrific side of society is explored…’ –Economic Times (Panache)
- ‘Taneja sure knows how to get the readers hooked and hang in anticipation..’ – Mail Today
- Anantya Tantrist is the new gumshoe in town’ – The Hindu
- ‘Her protagonist is so well developed that she can have Twitter discussions with her.’ – The New Indian Express
- “The launch of Shweta Taneja’s Cult of Chaos was just as unique as the genre she has explored in her book.” – The Hindu
- “… the country’s first tantrik detective novel, which also talks about the key issue of women’s safety.” – Business Standard
- ‘…engages and piques your interest at every level…’ – Deccan Chronicle
- ‘Edgy thriller’ – Mid-Day
For reviews and excerpts of this series, head here.
How to Steal a Ghost@Manipal
Made it to the Top of the Charts in the Juggernaut app. Read more excerpts and reviews.
- “A young student turns into a paranormal investigator to impress her boyfriend.” – Asian Age
- “A paranormal adventure, full of romance, jealousy, folklore, gadgets and ghosts.” –The Hindu “
The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong
- The story flows smoothly and Kartik’s detective skills keep the reader interested and curious till the very end.” – The Hindu
- “This book is a must-read as it’s both entertaining and frightening.” – RobinAge: Weekly Children’s Newspaper
- “The gripping writing style, makes for an interesting read” – Bangalore Mirror
- “A crisp, mysterious tale, the novel unravels a web of mystery, deceit, hoaxes and supernatural events.” – Business Standard
- “Skilfully created, spontaneous and riveting.” – The Sunday Tribune
- “A breezy mystery that should appeal to its target audience.” – The New Indian Express
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The Skull Rosary
- “Good and evil are a lot more subjective in this book.” – Bleeding Cool, UK
- “Explores taboo subjects and provides a perspective on the humane emotions experienced by a God” – The New Indian Express
- “The Skull Rosary comes as a breath of fresh air….Five stories – each exploring ideas of wrath, revenge, lust and incest” – Bangalore Mirror
- “Curiosity about the darker side of Shiva” – Mid Day
For more reviews and details, head to the book page.
Krishna Defender of Dharma
Reprinted many times over and included in CBSE School Reading List
- “Quick glimpses of one of the world’s oldest and most dramatic stories, with at least hints of its religious and moral underpinnings.” – Kirkus Magazine
- “It’s simply fantastic. A great job towards the young generation by writing this masterpiece. Congratulations!” – Adi Yogi Das, Theatre Artist, ISKCON, Delhi through email
For more reviews and details, head to the book page.