5 December 1973|
|Alma mater||Government Engineering College, Thrissur|
Asura: Tale of the Vanquished |
Ajaya: Roll of the Dice
Ajaya: Rise of Kali
Life and career
His debut novel Asura: Tale of the Vanquished was published on 14 May 2012. The book became a surprise bestseller, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. His second book was based on Mahabharata and was part of a two book series. Ajaya: Roll of the Dice was released in December 2014 and the sequel Ajaya: Rise of Kali was released in July 2015.
- Asura: Tale of the Vanquished
- Ajaya: Roll of the Dice
- Ajaya: Rise of Kali
Awards and accolades
Anand Neelakantan was rated as one of the most promising writer by Indian Express, amongst the six most remarkable writers of 2012 by Daily News and Analysis and rated as the second most read writer of 2012 by Financial Express. His first book Asura: Tale of the Vanquished was shortlisted for Crossword popular award in 2013 and his second book, Ajaya: Roll of the dice was shortlisted for Crossword popular award in 2014.
- "More to myth than meets the eye". The Telegraph. 24 January 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
- "'Asura', a bestseller". The Hindu. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "From Duryodhana's perspective". The Hindu. 12 August 2015. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "The most remarkable Indian writers of 2012". DNA India. Retrieved 24 January 2016.
- "Anand's 'Asura' in the race for Crossword prize". The Hindu. 13 November 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2016.