Magical Creatures of Mumbai’s Underbelly: Urban Fantasy Shorts

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In the big city of dreams live creatures most people no longer dream of. One where Medusa creeps through the quarters of a brothel, a cartel of birds burgeons a drug racket; a struggling actor cracks the chromosome to superstardom, and mermen kidnap fishermen by the coastline. Between the cramped by-lanes, behind the glittering skyline, beneath the dirt of the Arabian Sea, ordinary moments take an extraordinary turn as people rub shoulders with magical beings lurking in the shadows.


'A powerful anthology that uses evocative prose to skilfully take familiar objects and set them loose within dark, mystical territories.'
-Twinkle Khanna, Best-selling Author -Mrs Funnybones

'A collection of superbly imagined, heady and evocative vignettes that dares to delve into the world of mythical beings, both weird and wonderful, that may be lurking beneath the surface of one of the world's most fascinating cities. An essential read for any Mumbaiker.'
-Patrick Graham, Screen writer, Director -Ghoul, Leila, Betaal

‘Consistently funny, and sometimes unexpectedly scary, this book refreshes you, and reminds you what makes reading such an immersive experience.'
-Karunesh Talwar, Comedian

'An adventure that is emotional, physical and cerebral.'
-Tushar Pandey, Theatre Director/Actor

About The Author:

"Trailblazer of Indian Stage" -New Indian Express

Sneh Sapru is an award-winning playwright of the critically acclaimed theatre shows ‘Hello Farmaaish’ and ‘Elephant in the Room’. She’s been nominated for the META Theatre Awards, the Hindu Playwright Award, and has won the Sultan Padamsee Award for ‘Hello Farmaaish’. When she isn’t cooking up new worlds, she dabbles at amateur doodling. Weird people and weirder stories are at the heart of her biological chemistry. She lives with her boyfriend and their two dogs in India. Hens is her name spelt backward and her lateral better-half.

'Magical Creatures Of Mumbai's Underbelly' is her first collection of short stories.


  • Paperback: 138 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2020)
  • Author: Sneh Sapru
  • ISBN-13: 9789389932980
  • Product Dimensions:  12.7 x 1 x 20.3 cm

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