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Shweta Taneja

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Shweta Taneja is a fantasy author, comic writer and journalist based in India. She's written seven books and two hundred articles in a career spanning fourteen years. She's a Charles Wallace India Writing Fellow and was shortlisted for Best Writer Award in ComicCon India for The Skull Rosary.

Her graphic novel Krishna Defender of Dharma is part of CBSE and Kendriya Vidyalaya Recommended Lists. Her novels include Ghost Hunters of Kurseong, the bestselling Cult of Chaos an Anantya Tantrist Mystery, and How to Steal a Ghost @ Manipal.
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Shweta Taneja Read books, try and put in some words, flip through my favourite books, walk around, sip a cup of tea, sit down and try to put in a few words…moreRead books, try and put in some words, flip through my favourite books, walk around, sip a cup of tea, sit down and try to put in a few words together, get up again, take a short walk, talk to my plants and sit down and put in a few words together.

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Short story shortlisted in prestigious French awards

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This is surreal at a serious level. A short story I wrote a couple of years back, The Daughter That Bleedswas translated in French as La Fille qui saigne by Mikael Cabon and published in Galaxies magazine, an SFF fanzine in France. This happened last year and I was gleed at that point and then

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