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Book review: Magical Women by Sukanya Venkatraghavan

Title- Magical Women
Editor- Sukanya Venkatraghavan
Publisher- Hachette India
Format- Paperback
Pages- 232
Genre- Fiction, Fantasy
Publication date- 30 April 2019

Book blurb:

A weaver is initiated into the ancient art of bringing a universe into existence. A demon hunter encounters an unlikely opponent. Four goddesses engage in a cosmic brawl. A graphic designer duels with a dark secret involving a mysterious tattoo. A defiant chudail makes a shocking announcement at a kitty party. A puppet seeking adventure discovers who she really is. A young woman’s resolute choice leads her to haunt Death across millennia. . .

A compelling collection of stories that speak of love, rage, rebellion, choices and chances, Magical Women brings together some of the strongest female voices in contemporary Indian writing. Combining astounding imagination with superlative craft, these tales will intrigue and delight readers in equal measure.

Book review:

“Magical Women” is a collection of 14 enchanting short stories of women by several Indian authors with a twist of mysticism, mythology and fantasy that totally blew me away. I’ve two notable reasons to adore this book.
First, the concept of the book is extraordinarily beautiful.
Second, it took me a while to process each story in a good way. Every tales were ponderous and thought-provoking.

It has everything you can ask from a book with the mystical concept, a churail, goddesses, a woman who transcends time, a demon hunter, mysterious tattoo girl, an occult statue, witches and what not all talking about rage, vengeance and love as a whole.
You might not resonate with all of the stories but this book with its dreamy and marvellous characters will definitely make you oblivious driving you into their world at some point or the other.
The writing style of each author added charm to the book and their efforts are seen into this 14 mysterious tales. It felt that every story is written by a single author. Sukanya Venkatraghavan @zooku has done an incredible job by compiling 14 distinct and profound tales into one book. I highly recommend to read this beauty.✨

Ratings- ⭐⭐⭐⭐.8/5

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