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Challenges for fantasy literature in India.

  The literary landscape in India is rich and diverse, with a multitude of genres finding a place on bookshelves across the country. While Indian literature boasts a strong tradition of mythology and folklore, the fantasy genre, characterized by imaginative worlds, magical elements, and fantastical creatures, has faced challenges in gaining widespread readership. This apparent reluctance to embrace fantasy literature raises questions about the preferences and cultural nuances that influence reading habits in India. In this exploration, let us delve into potential reasons behind the perceived lack of interest in fantasy books.  Cultural Roots and Traditional Narratives: One key factor influencing reading preferences in India is the deep-rooted connection to traditional narratives and mythology. Indian literature has a rich heritage of epics like the Ramayana and Mahabharata, which are deeply ingrained in the cultural fabric. These epic tales, replete with gods, goddesses, and magical el