Motherland Issue 7.
The Ghost Issue.
Edited by Motherland.
W+k Publishing, 2012. 104 pp., color and black & white illustrations throughout, 6¾x9".
Taking ghosts as its theme, this edition of ‘Motherland’ delves into India’s supernatural beliefs with a variety of manifestations, encounters and social perspectives. The belief in ghosts across the whole of India persists today in different ways. Presented here are some of “the more unusual stories that can give shape to an idea of ghosts to bring together contemporary perspectives of how ghosts can be understood today.” From personal accounts and collective beliefs to haunting photographs and the horror genre in Indian cinema, the content is both comprehensive and chilling. A brief glossary of archetypal ghosts and supernatural creatures gives additional insight.