Krishna Udayasankar

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Dr.Krishna Udayasankar
Native name கிருஷ்ணா உதயசங்கர்
Born Bangalore, India
Occupation Lecturer, Author
Language English
Nationality Indian
Citizenship Singapore
Alma mater National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
Genre Mythopoeia, Historical fiction, Poetry
Notable works Govinda, Kurukshetra, 3
Years active 2012-present
Krishna Udayasankar

Krishna Udayasankar is a Singapore-based Indian author, known for her modern retelling of Mahabharata through the novels Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra. The three books collectively comprise The Aryavarta Chronicles.[1] Her debut novel,Govinda, was a bestseller.

Personal life and education[edit]

Udayasankar was born in a Tamil family in Bangalore. She is a graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, and holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore, where she presently works as a lecturer.[2] She lives in Singapore with her husband and her two pet dogs.[3]


  • Govinda (novel) (Hachette India, 2012)
  • Objects of Affection (poetry anthology) (Math Paper Press, 2013)
  • Body Boundaries: The Etiquette Anthology of Women's Writing (non-fiction) (The Literary Centre,2013)
  • Kaurava (novel) (Hachette India, 2013)
  • Kurukshetra (novel) (Hachette India, 2014)
  • 3 (novel) (Hachette, 2015)
  • Immortal (Hachette India, 2016)
  • Buddha (Penguin India, TBA)[4]- Forthcoming


  1. ^ Udayasankar, Krishna. "The Books". Aryavarta Chronicles. Hachette India. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Academic Profile - Krishna Udayasankar". Nanyang Business School. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Deshpande, Nikita. "Udayasankar". Hachette India. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Shetty, Deepika. "Penguin signs Singapore based author". Strait Times. Retrieved 9 August 2016. 

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