Beautiful, intelligent, arrogant, avenging - this in her own words, is Ipsita Roy Chakraverti. In this searchingly honest account of her life as a Wiccan, she both proves and dispels notions of the `wicked witch', bringing to the fore witchcraft's powers of healing and wisdom, as much as its power to avenge and destroy.
This is the story of one woman's conviction in the ancient science of Wicca or witchcraft, and the dedication of her life to removing the stigma attached to witches.
‘Chakraverti's absorbing autobiography is a valuable and historic document of one woman's journey with Wicca.’-The Hindu.
‘It's an enjoyable, fairly engrossing read. The author is gifted with a simple, clear style and she clearly has a feel for the different energies that flow around us ...’-Outlook.
‘The recurring theme is the great injustice done to independent, spirited women over the centuries who were branded as witches by hostile, insecure men.’- Indian Express.
‘Chakraverti's absorbing autobiography is a valuable and historic document of one woman's journey with Wicca. A story as fascinating as any novel, written with perfect poise and balance.’- lndian Review of Books.
‘Beloved Witch is made of sterner stuff ... her claim to being “intelligent” is justified.’- Business Standard.
‘Written in a simple but hard-hitting style, the book is a statement to one of the guiding principles of her life - that every strong woman can be a witch’-The Telegraph.
‘Beloved Witch isa remarkable account of an extraordinary life told with honesty and lack of pretension.’-The Book Review.
‘... the book is an ode from her to herself But it does leave you bewitched.’- India Today.