This is the internet home of the writer, Sudha Kuruganti.

My first book is a collection of fractured fairy tales based on Indian mythology.

Featuring cross-dressing assassins, were-snakes, gods and goddesses, demonesses and asura kings, Dark Things Between the Shadows and the Soul remixes famous legends to serve up age-old tales from Indian mythology—with a twist .

With footnotes and an afterword to each story explaining the mythology to casual readers, these short stories will delight lovers of the unusual.

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About

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I’ve been writing nearly all my life, first cutting my teeth on fanfiction. I’m now getting my own work out there.

I love books, anime, coffee, chocolate, manga, Beatles music, and dogs.

My short stories have been published in an anthology from Indireads, The Long and Short of It, and in Reading Hour, a magazine devoted to short stories, poems, essays, and reviews.

I’m now working on my first novel – a paranormal thriller about an ordinary girl caught in a situation beyond her control.

Feel free to drop me a line, I love meeting new people!

My work

My first book, Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul, is out now!

My short stories have been published in an anthology from Indireads,The Long and Short of It and Reading Hour a magazine featuring fiction, verse, essays, interviews, and reviews.

My articles have appeared in the Deccan Chronicle; a leading English daily, and I’ve presented my short stories on All India Radio.

I’m now working on my first novel – a paranormal thriller about an ordinary girl caught in a situation beyond her control.

Take a walk on the dark side…

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My first book, Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul, is an anthology of short stories that retells famous legends from Indian mythology—with a twist.

Featuring cross-dressing assassins, were-snakes, gods and goddesses, demonesses and asura kings, this collection of twenty-two short stories will delight lovers of the unusual.

With footnotes and an afterword to each story explaining the mythology to casual readers, Dark Things remixes the traditional to create new stories.

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Short bytes

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Indireads’ 1st Short Story Competition 2013 yielded some extraordinary talent, from Musthafa Azeez’s ‘A Plate of Rice’, Neha Puntambekar’s ‘In Exile’, Dr. Roshan Radhakrishnan’s ‘A Second Chance’ to Sudha Kuruganti’s ‘Together Forever’.

Indireads compiled the winners, and the best entries into one compelling anthology, The Long and Short of It, highlighting the immense creativity that exists in South Asia.

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Upcoming work

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When Bhavani first hears someone knocking from inside her mirror, she thinks she’s lost her mind. Trapped in an unbearable home life, stuck in a dead-end job; she’s sure the pressure has finally caught up with her. But the being from the mirror promises to set her life right, and Bhavani thinks to herself: what has she got to lose?

And at first, everything’s perfect.

As time goes by, though, it becomes clear that Bhavani’s reflection isn’t what it seems. It has needs of its own—and some of them are decidedly bloodthirsty.

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Reviews

Some of my favorites are A Plate of Rice, Together Forever (by Sudha Kuruganti), Beautiful and Mr and Mrs Sampath. The writing is fresh and original.These are the ones which I thought were left incomplete by authors, written intelligently and lingered on in my mind.

(Full review) – The Long and Short of It.

 

Paakhi Shrivastav

The stories are short enough to be light reads but the impact is fairly long lasting.It’s absolutely worth the price and will surely be a great companion on journeys, with a drink in solitude or as a bedtime read. Go ahead, give it a shot!

(Full review) – Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul.

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