Horror is a genre that we all like to indulge in once in a while. The literary genre frequently relies on the supernatural to evoke the emotion of fear in readers. Even though Stephen King is the most famous writer in the genre, many Indian authors have too ventured into the field. These Indian horror books are very much rooted in Indian essence and do not fail to scare and frighten the readers. Here is a look at some spine chilling horror books by Indian authors you must read.
Afterlife: Ghost Stories from Goa by Jessica Faleiro
The novel revolves around a family get-together in Goa. The occasion seems right for sharing ghost stories. Soon the entire family starts to exchange ghost stories, which revolve around the history of the Fonseca family. These stories range from mysterious sightings to lonely buildings and magic spells.
Ghosts of The Silent Hills by Anita Krishan
The book is a collection of the very best spine-chilling stories based on true hauntings. It talks about a beautiful woman in white who haunts the lonely pathways and the deserted lodges sitting amidst lush greenery and calm streams, among many other spooky things.
India’s Most Haunted by K. Hari Kumar
The author brings you the terrifying tales of some of India’s most haunted places. These include the Bhangarh Fort, Malabar Hill’s Tower of Silence, and Jammu and Kashmir’s notorious Khooni Nala. These are places where the past lingers and scares people till they are out of their wits
Haunted: Terrifying Real-life Encounters with Ghosts and Spirits by Jay Alani and Neil D’Silva
The book chronicles the real-life adventures of paranormal investigator Jay Alani in ten of the spookiest locations in India. Co-authored by Neil D’Silva, these adventures provide a view of these paranormal journeys for everyone who has an interest in exploring the dark side of the normal.
Ghost Stories of Shimla Hills by Minakshi Chaudhry
The book is a chilling compilation of supernatural events and activities of spirits in the hills of Shimla. It presents ghost stories as narrated by the residents of Shimla.
A Face in the Dark and Other Hauntings by Ruskin Bond
This book brings together all of Ruskin Bond tales of the paranormal stories, which feature ghosts, jinns, and witches. Bond gives us a different experience of ghost stories. They are not the stereotypical horror and are not too gory and dark. They are simply different, honest, and believable.
The Spirits Talk to Me by Sarbajeet Mohanty And Neil D’Silva
This is a book of ten spine-chilling tales of real paranormal investigations with gripping twists that will set your heart racing! You can know more about the book by clicking here.