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How the rise of right-wing populism urged Rajorshi Chakraborti to write Shakti, a surreal tale of three women
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How the rise of right-wing populism urged Rajorshi Chakraborti to write Shakti, a surreal tale of three women

Rajorshi Chakraborti's newest novel, Shakti (2019) thrusts its readers into a familiar, yet surreal space, where its female leads traverse a socio-politically turbulent modern-day India, with superpowers to boot. In a conversation with Firspost, the New Zealand-based writer reflects on what inspired his book — from the prevailing socio-political milieu in India, to Black Mirror on Netflix, and everything in between.