Anand Neelakantan Arguably, the author who invented a new genre in Indian writing- The counter telling of mythology.
Anand’s books are subaltern and thought provoking and deal with logically viewing the well known stories through a new prism. Anand’s debut work Asura Tale of the Vanquished was a surprise bestseller of 2012, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch.
Anand Neelakantan is also the author of the Baahubali trilogy, the prequel to S.S. Rajamouli’s movie. The first book in the series, The Rise of Sivagami, was released on 15 March 2017 and continues to be the no. 1 bestseller across charts. The book was on Amazon’s list of top five bestsellers for 2017.
According to Amazon, Neelakantan’s books are a must read, and three of his books have been shortlisted for crossword awards.
Anand is a cartoonist too who has many of his works published.