Hungry Gods is Richa LakheraÃ¢ÂÂs third novel, she has previously written Item Girl, a crime novel and Garbage Beat, a satire on the Indian entertainment industry. A libertarian addicted to absurdism, she works as Deputy Editor at NDTV. She has a MasterÃ¢ÂÂs in Organic Chemistry and Bio-technology and is the recipient of the Indian Council for UN Relations (ICUNR) Award for Excellence in Journalism.
Richa divides her time between New Delhi and Mumbai, and is currently working on her next crime fiction novel. She can be tweeted to at @RICHA_LAKHERA, and her literary agent at
Enjoyed reading this suspense-filled book that is brimming with drama at the turn of every page. The story is interesting. A woman is raped and murdered just because she becomes a threat to a newly-opened company in her village. Decades later, someone decides to punish those responsible for the crime. The scenes reflect the obsession of the youth towards drugs, and violence. This is the harsh reality of today and is sucking the rich and the poor alike.