In the suburbs of Mumbai, the atmosphere is grim. There is an evil shadow lurking around, stalking and snatching able-bodied people. The hapless victims are never found again, all their bodily traces lost forever. In the midst of this is Maya Bhargava, a schoolteacher trying to forget a past personal tragedy. Her career looks promising though. She is learning to pick the broken pieces of her heart and move on. While still trying to cope, love comes her way. It comes from the most unexpected of quarters, from a man named Bhaskar Sadachari who is despised and even feared for his weird ways. The sensible and cautious Maya has her head in the right place, but it is her heart that refuses to obey. She chooses her new husband. And the horrors begin to unfold and she finds out that Bhaskar is the son of an Aghori, a Hindu cannibal sect. Aghori monks of holy city of Varanasi feast on human flesh and reside near cremation sites in search of spiritual enlightenment.
This book is meant for mature readers. It contains elements of gore, strong language, nudity, and intercourse.
The first draft of Maya’s New Husband was written during NaNoWriMo 2014 and was a winner of the same. Maya’s New Husband was a winner at The Literary Awards 2015 in The Entertainer category.