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Seven Strange “Indian” Creatures

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Posted July 13, 2014

Friend of the Gutter, Samit Basu shares “7 Strange ‘Indian’ Creatures” at Huffington Post. “I’ve never written an “about India” book — the closest I’ve come is setting large parts of a superhero novel, Turbulence, in India — but I did notice several British and American reviewers mentioning that reading it made them realize that people in India weren’t too different from them. Which always makes me wonder what they thought we were like. India is a strange land, and everyone’s idea of India is stranger still. Strange lands lead to strange stories, and stranger creatures, especially when imagined by people outside it.”

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