Team Kitaab is in conversation with Shatrujeet Nath, author of the much-loved Vikramaditya Veergatha series (Jaico Books, 2020)
Often compared to Lord of the Rings trilogy for his world-building capability, Shatrujeet Nath is a creator of the runaway national bestseller series Vikramaditya Veergatha, a four-book mytho-fantasy arc which comprises The Guardians of the Halahala, The Conspiracy at Meru, The Vengeance of Indra and The Wrath of the Hellfires. His recently concluded Vikramaditya Veergatha series has been the talk of the town long after its release in December 2020.
The final book in the series was delayed due to the pandemic causing a lot of heartbreak among its fans. However, many of them used this delay in catching up with the series again in the lockdown apart from checking with Nath and the publishers about the book’s status regularly on social media.
A man who allows his work speak for himself more than anything else, Shatrujeet commands a lot of respect and adulation from readers across the country. While his writing can easily be called a combination of mythology + thriller (especially the Vikramaditya Veergatha series), his ability to make the scenes come alive is exceptional. One writer, whose work is a classic example of ‘Show not tell’.
Door-to-door salesman, copywriter, business journalist and assistant editor at the Economic Times, Shatrujeet Nath was all this before he took to writing fiction full-time. Described as “a new face to Indian mythology” by DNA, Shatrujeet writes for movies and web shows as well. He is also the author of The Karachi Deception, an Indo-Pak spy thriller.
Shatrujeet lives in Mumbai, but spends much of his time in the fantasy worlds of his stories.
Team Kitaab managed to get him spare some time for a conversation around books, movies and ofcourse writing. Read on to know more about Shatrujeet Nath and some unexpected confessions of a writer.