Your Power. Our Rules.
Special powers are gifted, but there is a Faustian price to pay in this epic novel, packed with laughter, darkness, pain, dreams, superpowers, love and light.
What if the greatest gift you ever received came from those you trusted least? What if it stained your hands with blood, but also turned you into a hero? What if giving it up was not an option?
Amid a climate of right-wing, nationalist politics, three Indian women find themselves wielding powers that match their wildest dreams. There is one catch: they come with a Faustian price.
With unforgettable heroines and at an irresistible pace, Shakti unfolds a world of as much courage as there is darkness, and a journey across a country in the throes of transformation. A hitherto unseen country, made up of the secrets, longings, wounds and strengths of many human hearts.
‘[Chakraborti] will fascinate readers who enjoy Haruki Murakami.’ – Booklist, USA
'Chakraborti possesses the gift of good storytelling.’ - The Telegraph, India.
“[SHAKTI] takes the reader through the lanes of Calcutta, keeping one hooked the entire time. It deals with three very strong female characters . . . who come from very different backgrounds and the thrilling way their paths cross . . . . A gripping tale, it becomes even more relevant in the current socio-political scenario of the country.”
The Telegraph, Calcutta
“Rajorshi Chakraborti’s latest novel Shakti has the strength of characters and an irresistible pace to its advantage. His unforgettable heroines unfold a tale of courage fighting the darkness that they are doomed to, and a journey across a country in the throes of profound transformation.”
Financial Express, India
“Trying to summarise the plot is a bit like trying to summarise the Mahabharata itself ... A wild, exhilarating ride of a book.”
North and South
“This is a novel that is woven together by countless layers of plot, character and metaphysical mystery. The setting is modern India and the story follows three female heroes who appear to have been given an amazing gift [...] The stories of the three women meld into a kaleidoscope of relentless action and ... interaction, speeding up through the rest of the novel.”