Shweta Adhyam

Shweta writes fantasy based on Hindu mythology.

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Shweta belongs to Madras, and Seattle, and speculative fiction.  She speaks five languages, has had four careers, is three layers of immigrant, calls two cities home, and believes escapism is of the first importance. She is frenemies with ADHD, knows far more about Hindu mythology than is good for her, and attended Clarion West in 2017.  She lives with her spouse and child.

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Featured March 15, 2021



The Rakshasa of Des Moines

Published Mar 7, 2021 · 3,516 words (13 minutes) · 4 likes · 365 views

Fantasy contemporary fantasy

Deepak never felt at ease in Madras, but he feels even more alone in Des Moines, where an unforgiving labor market landed him after college. But when an ancient rakshasa hitches a ride in his suitcase, his life will take a permanent twist.

Author Shweta Adhyam calls both Madras and Seattle home. She attended Clarion West in 2017, and her work has appeared in Lightspeed, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Expanded Horizons, and more. 


Featured July 18, 2018



The Warrior and the Sage

Published Jul 13, 2018 · 5,715 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 2249 views

Classic Fantasy

When a village mountain disappears under the cover of darkness with her friend on board, a young girl gets the chance to be the heroine she'd always dreamed of being—but it's not quite what she’d imagined. Author Shweta Adhyam grew up in Madras and now lives in Seattle, and was a 2017 attendee of Clarion West.