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Dark Tales

Dark Tales

Ghost Stories from India

Coelho Venita
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Two men with dangerous secrets find that they have an uninvited guest staying with them . . .
A cursed bride forced into an unlucky marriage . . .
A mysterious child with an angelic face seems to have misfortune follow him around . . .

In this collection of eleven very dark and twisted tales, Venita Coelho lays bare the underbelly of contemporary India. Get ready to gasp and cringe in horror as you have the rug pulled out from under you! This is a book you won’t want to read after dark.

Imprint: India Puffin

Published: May/2021

ISBN: 9780143451556

Length : 184 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

Dark Tales

Ghost Stories from India

Coelho Venita

Two men with dangerous secrets find that they have an uninvited guest staying with them . . .
A cursed bride forced into an unlucky marriage . . .
A mysterious child with an angelic face seems to have misfortune follow him around . . .

In this collection of eleven very dark and twisted tales, Venita Coelho lays bare the underbelly of contemporary India. Get ready to gasp and cringe in horror as you have the rug pulled out from under you! This is a book you won’t want to read after dark.

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Coelho Venita

Venita Coelho is a screenwriter, novelist and artist who writes across age groups and genres. She has been awarded the Sahitya Akademi Bal Puraskar for her book Dead as a Dodo. Among her other awards are The Hindu Goodreads Award for Best Fiction for children, The Neev Award and the Peek A Book award. Her collection of feminist ghost stories The Washer of the Dead was longlisted for the Frank O'Connor award. Her book Soap-Writing and Surviving Television teaches how to write for the medium.

She has had a long career in film and television as a writer, director and producer. Her work in canvas and glass was shown at her solo exhibition 'The Naked Gaze'. She lives in Goa and is working towards her second exhibition of paintings.