Krishna Udayasankar

Author: Krishna Udayasankar

Profile: Krishna Udayasankar is a Singapore based Indian author and lecturer. She is born in Bangalore, India and graduated at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore. She completed her Ph.D. in Strategic Management at Nanyang Technological University. She studied in Australia too for a few years.

Her best selling debut novel is Govind which is the first in the Aryavarta Chronicles series of mytho-historical attained critical acclaim. The author is popularly known for her modern retelling of the Mahabharata, through, The Aryavarta Chronicles, her novel cycle. The satirical poem, The Aryavarta Chronicles, was her very first work. She has written a novel Immortal and 3 - on the founding of Singapore. Her book of prose-poems is ‘Objects of Affection.

She resides with her family in Singapore along with her three dogs, Maya, Zana and Boozo. During the earlier years of her life she wrote, journal articles, research papers, etc. but later started writing fiction while still managing her day job. She writes full time presently. She believes that her furry children taught her that the biggest in life are that love and goodness are instinctive and not thought-of. Animals have a guileless and honest interaction, with pure instinct, which is better in comparison to the way humans interact.

Writing style: Krishna Udayasankar’s genre is poetry, historical fiction and mythopoeia.

Published Texts:

2012 – Govinda (Novel)

2013 – Objects of Affection (poetry anthology)

2013 – Body Boundaries: The Etiquette Anthology of Women’s Writing (non-fiction)

2013 – Kaurava (Novel)

2014 – Kurukshetra

2014 – Global Business Today (Textbook)

2015 – International Business: An Asian Perspective (Textbook)

2015 – 3 (novel)

2016 – Immortal

2019 – Beast

Buddha – Forthcoming


Awards and Acknowledgements:

In 2018 in a session at the Bangalore Literary Festival, she spoke that writing fiction happened by accident.

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