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The Untouchable Piglet, Dr. K.V.Raghupathi’s first collection of short stories is now in your hands. These eighteen stories, mostly narrated in first person singular, probe the psyche. Each story is a personification of being on the brink what critics call miracle and as yet always amidst the trappings found within the physical. In these stories, each daily routine enacts the rituals of wonder and human belief, as though we might yet enter the light celestial. The calm assurance, with which he portrays us, in our lives and our hope and our sadness, is one of the deepest pleasures available in Contemporary Indian short story in English. There is a form of beautiful sadness in almost all his short stories, even when they consider the chores of daily living or the sweet intimacy of touch. Although he offers his fictional characters redemption, they can never quite pull themselves away from the delicious melancholy that haunts his short stories. He being a sincere and hardworking academic, his characters too spring from where he is, what he sees and what he feels. He has a happy knack of turning everyday happenings in life into literature.
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Nal n Damyanti.
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Well, this place kinda became a ghost town, didn't it?

Sorry for the long silence, guys, I guess I didn't realise so many people had joined the comm. Welcome!

How about we revive it a little? Let's start by introducing ourselves - keeping it simple, no rules.  =)
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Though I've been writing nearly all my life, I started off writing fanfiction. I've always been fascinated by Hindu mythology, possibly because I'm an atheist and always saw the Puranas as fables and stories and not the history of gods and goddesses.  

I was pleased to see Hindu mythology becoming more 'mainstream' by showing up in more books and tv shows - like 'The Tiger's Saga' (https://www.goodreads.com/series/47592-the-tiger-saga) and  +Supernatural.

It was actually the +Supernatural  episode ('Hammer of the Gods') that made me start my own flash fiction series. I was disappointed with the way way Indian mythology/religion (or indeed, non Judeo-Christian religion/myth) was treated in the overall story arc (Seasons 1-5).  

Now, my first book - a paranormal thriller -should be out soon from +Indireads . =)

Are there any contemporary mythic fantasy books out there? I'm bored with the same story being told from multiple view points. Of course there is more to it than the story but please, a new contemporary novel is overdue. Something in the vein of Percy Jackson series.

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I think my debut fits the bill quite nicely. Kindly check it out.

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When Tiina accompanies Yudi on a mission to save the universe from the ruthless Shaitan, she seeks more than the end of the tyrant; she seeks herself. Driven by greed and fear for his own survival, Shaitan bulldozes his way through the galaxy, destroying everything in his path.  Tiina wants Yudi to destroy Shaitan, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Shaitan being killed by his son. But she finds that Yudi is hesitant to do so. The final showdown between Tiina, Yudi, and Shaitan has unexpected consequences, for Shaitan will do anything in his power to win the fight.  The stakes are high and the combatants determined. Will Shaitan's ultimate destiny be fulfilled?

Partially set in a dystopian Bombay of the future, The Destiny of Shaitan is a coming of age story, painted against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world. 
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