Ashok K. Banker

Author: Ashok K. Banker

Profile: Ashok K. Banker is an Indian author of several bestsellers and screenwriter. He was born in Mumbai and studied at Hill Grange High School.

Writing style: The books Ashok K. Banker writes span across a range of genres including mythological retellings, literary criticism and crime thrillers, essays and fiction. He has written more than 70 volumes for India Library, his epic which aims as retelling all the Itihasa, legends and myths of the Indian sub-continent.

Published Texts:
Poetry
1979 – Ashes in the Dust of Time
Literary Fiction
1993 – Vertigo
1994 – Byculla Boy
Young Adult Novels
1992 - Amazing Adventure at Chotta Sheher
1994 – The Missing Parents Mystery
2013 – Vortal Shockwave
Ramayana Series
2003 – Prince of Ayodhya
2003 – Siege of Mithila
2004 – Demons of Chitrakut
2005 – Armies of Hanuman
2005 – Bridge of Rama
2006 – King of Ayodhya
2011 – Vengeance of Ravana
2012 – Sons of Sita
2013 – Ramayana Series: The Complete Omnibus
2010 – Prince of Ayodhya: Volume I, The Graphic Novel
Collected as omnibus volumes
2007 – Prince in Exile
2007 – Prince at War
2011 – King of Dharma
Krishna Coriolis series
2010 – Slayer of Kamasa
2011 – Dance of Govinda
2011 – Flute of Vrindavan
2011 – Lord of Mathura
2011 – Rage of Jarasandha
2012 – Fortress of Dwarka
2013 – Rider of Garuda
Expected 2015 – Lord of Vaikunta
Expected 2015 – Krishna Coriolis: Complete Omnibus
Mahabharata Series
Prequel Series
2011 – The Forest of Stories
2011 – The Seeds of War
2015 – The Children of Midnight
Mahabharata Series
2016 – The Darkness Before Dawn
Expected 2017 – The Eclipse of Dharma
Expected 2017 – The Sons of Misrule
Epic love stories
2013 – Ganga and Shantanu
2013 – Satyavati and Shantanu
2013 – Shakuntala and Dushyanta
2013 – Amba and Bhishma
2012 – Devayani, Sharmishta and Yayati
Kali Rising
2012 – Blood Red Sari
2012 – Burnt Saffron Sky
2013 – Rust Black Heart
2013 – Silver Acid Rain
Crime fiction
1993 – The Iron Bra
1993 – Murder & Champagne
1993 – Ten Dead Admen
Itihasa series
2012 – Ten Kings: Dasarajna
2015 – ASHOKA: Lion of Maurya
Future history
2009 – Gods of War
2009 – Vengeance of Ravana
2014 – VORTAL: Shockwave
Non-fiction books
2001 – The Pocket Essential Bollywood
2012 – The Valmiki Syndrome
Other works
2009 – Gods of War (novel)
1995-1996 – A Mouthful of Sky (TV Series)
1996-1998 – City of the Rich (TV Series)
1998 – Bad Karma (Online serial)
1999 – Brandwarriors Magazine series
2000 – Swing City (Book-length novel)
Vortal (2000-01) Multimedia serial
2009 – Bombay Times (Novel)
Awards and Acknowledgements:
Ashok K. Banker is included in the prestigious anthologies like the Picador Book of Modern Indian Literature and The Vintage Book of Modern Indian Literature
His work is frequently included in the syllabi of reading lists of studies of modern Indian English Literature and management institutes

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