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Episode 67 January 10, 2021

The A to Z of ghosts and monsters of India, with Rakesh Khanna

A witch with a beak eats a girl’s brain, a gibbon-like monster shrinks when a person looks at its feet, a boulder demon seduces women — India’s folklores are limitless and have a long history. Folk tales vary across Lakshadweep, Kashmir and Mizoram and travel between religions. Some of them are told to scare naughty children, a few are veiled attempts to talk about desire and others explain how the hills came into existence. In this episode, Sandip Roy talks to Rakesh Khanna, the founder of Blaft Publications, about his new book which is an encyclopedia of ‘Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India’.


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The A to Z of ghosts and monsters of India, with Rakesh KhannaA witch with a beak eats a girl’s brain, a gibbon-like monster shrinks when a person looks at its feet, a boulder demon seduces women — India’s folklores are limitless and have a long history. Folk tales vary across Lakshadweep, Kashmir and Mizoram and travel between religions. Some of them are told to scare naughty children, a few are veiled attempts to talk about desire and others explain how the hills came into existence. In this episode, Sandip Roy talks to Rakesh Khanna, the founder of Blaft Publications, about his new book which is an encyclopedia of ‘Ghosts, Monsters and Demons of India’. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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