What JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Can Learn From Our Ichhadhari Naagins

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What JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts Can Learn From Our Ichhadhari Naagins

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antastic Beasts has come an awfully long way from its first mention as one of Harry Potter’s humble third-year textbooks at Hogwarts. The second instalment in what is slated to be a five-part series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald releases today – but the latest film in the ever-expanding Potterverse has already been making headlines for months.

After the first Fantastic Beasts, starring an appropriately neurotic Eddie Redmayne as 1920s magizoologist Newt Scamander, the prospect of delving more deeply into JK Rowling’s wizarding world is an exciting one, and the kicker for fans has been the promise of seeing the backstory of Voldemort’s ultimate Horcrux, Nagini.

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