Shweta Taneja

Author: Shweta Taneja

Profile: Shweta Taneja is an Indian novelist, graphic novelist, journalist and short story author. She was born in New Delhi, India. Her career in journalism started with magazines like Men’s Health and Femina where she has been the Assistant Editor for the India edition. Presently she continues to write for a number of online and print publications including, Swarajya, Mint, The Huffington Post (India), Scroll and Discover India.

She attained her Masters in English Literature from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi and a Masters in Fashion Communication from the National Institute of Fashion Technology. Presently she resides in Bangalore, India.

Shweta Taneja is one of the finest bestselling author’s of speculative fiction from India. In her career spanning across fourteen years, Shweta Taneja has published seven novels and graphic novels, proving herself to be a leading voice in feminist science fantasy and fiction.

Writing style: Shweta Taneja’s genre is fantasy fiction.

Published Texts:

2012 – Krishna: Defender of Dharma (Graphic novel)

2013 – The Ghost Hunters of Kurseong (Novel)

2013 – The Skull Rosary (Graphic novel)

2014 – Cult of Chaos: An Anantya Tantrist Mystery (Novel)

2016 – How to Steal a Ghost @ Manipal (Novel)

2017 – The Matsya Curse: An Anantya Tantrist Mystery (Novel)

2018 – The Rakta Queen: An Anantya Tantrist Mystery (Novel)


Awards and Acknowledgements:

2016 – She was selected for the Charles Wallace India Fellowship (Chichester University, UK)


2020 – In 2020 her short story was shortlisted for the French Grand Prix de I’Imaginaire Awards. The short story is about India’s dystopian future where fertile women are considered to be simply commodities.

Shortlisted for Best Writer Award in ComicCon India for The Skull Rosary

Krishna Defender of Dharma, her graphic novel is part of Kendriya Vidyalalay and CBSE Recommended Lists.