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Sunshade Shadow-ChadhiyanaChadhiyana is a strong and beautiful woman with a fiery temper and a fanatical sense of justice; yet, beneath that hard exterior lies a vulnerability which her enemies seek to exploit. Taking place in a medieval fantasy world based on India and the Middle East (rather than a typical European fantasy), the series follows its title character as she comes to terms with her past and finds her place in the world.

The character first appeared in 2012 in GWP Presents: Special Edition (Guild Works Publications) alongside Keith J. Murphey’s TORN. Featured in that issue were two Chadhiyana stories which creator J. M. DeSantis collected into the self-published Chadhiyana #0 that same year. In 2013, DeSantis began to tell Chadhiyana’s origin story in Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows. The story originally published weekly on as a web-comic but was picked up by Rosarium Publishing in 2015 ( In the Company of Shadows began publishing under Rosarium in Chadhiyana #1, and has continued to see regular publication since.


Chadhiyana #0 original coverABOUT CHADHIYANA.COM is a website for all things Chadhiyana. It was originally created as a platform for the first Chadhiyana graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, which published weekly from October 2013 until December 2014, when it was picked up by Rosarium Publishing for publication.

Since then, has become the home for Chadhiyana on the web, including links to purchase issues, news about Chadhiyana and other Chadhiyana-related information. Of the originally published 72 pages of In the Company of Shadows, 24 remain as a free preview of the graphic novel. Also, included on the site is an Encyclopedia of names and places in the Chadhiyana series (including pronunciation information).


J. M. DeSantisJ. M. DeSantis is a writer and artist (Write-ist). He is the creator of the medieval Indian fantasy heroine, Chadhiyana, and is the author of a number of short stories and artworks, mostly in the fantasy, horror and humour genres. His first graphic novel, Chadhiyana: In the Company of Shadows, is currently publishing as a bi-monthly comic from Rosarium Publishing. He is also the writer and artist for the weekly web-comic, Gentleman Cthulhu ( Learn more about J. M. and his work on his website,

To contact J. M. DeSantis visit


The Chadhiyana logo was created by, artist, letterer and graphic designer, Corey Breen. See his work online at, or follow his blog at

Chadhiyana Logo designed by Corey Breen