From Makaras to Manticores: Around India in 100 Mythical Creatures

C.G. Salamander

Sheena Deviah

If you are reading this journal, please stop – right now.

It’s mine, meant for my eyes alone. I’m constantly losing my things, and I don’t care if you found it in a second-hand bookstore or a tea shop, because this is a private notebook.

My travels around India, documenting a hundred mythical creatures, are deeply personal. I hope to compile my findings and publish them someday. It’s then that you can know more about the fierce Asunam that are beguiled by forest music and the Manticores that roam the deserts in the west, or the Thlen that terrorize the north-east and the Makaras that patrol the southern seas…but wait for it! There’s no reason for you to be reading someone else's diary. Mail me at, so that you can return it. Immediately.

  • Classification : Mythology
  • Pub Date : MAY 22, 2023
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 272
  • Binding : HB
  • ISBN : 9789393701961
  • Price : INR 699

C.G. Salamander

C.G. Salamander is a writer and graphic novelist who divides his time between Chennai and the Netherlands. He's one half of the Maithili and the Minotaur series, editor of a scientific journal, and is currently working on a fantasy novel.


Sheena Deviah

Sheena Deviah is an illustrator who draws inspiration from the natural world. She has illustrated the picture books Incredible Insects, Kuchh Gadbad Hai and When I Grow Up, I’ll Have a House. She lives in Bengaluru with a toothless cat, Ramona. You can see more of her work on her website

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