Krishna Udayasankar

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Dr.Krishna Udayasankar
BornBangalore, India
OccupationLecturer, Author
Alma materNational Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore
GenreMythopoeia, Historical fiction, Poetry
Notable worksGovinda, Kurukshetra, 3
Years active2012-present
Krishna Udayasankar

Krishna Udayasankar is a Singapore-based Indian author, known for her modern retelling of Mahabharata through the novel cycle, The Aryavarta Chronicles (Govinda, Kaurava and Kurukshetra).[1] She is also the author of Immortal, 3 - a novel on the founding of Singapore - and Objects of Affection – a book of prose-poems.

Personal life and education[edit]

A graduate of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore, Krishna holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the Nanyang Business School, Singapore and has published two textbooks: International Business: An Asian Perspective (2015) and Global Business Today (2014).[2] Her book Beast (2019), an urban fantasy thriller is published by Penguin Random House, who have also taken over the rights for her entire backlist of five novels. In a session at the Bangalore Literary Festival in 2018, Udayasankar spoke of how she started writing fiction entirely by accident, and that her first work, The Aryavarta Chronicles, started out as a satirical poem.[3]

Krishna lives in Singapore with her family, which includes three dogs named Boozo, Zana and Maya.[4]


  • 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)
  • Beast (Penguin India, 2019)[5]
  • Buddha (Penguin India, TBA)[6]- Forthcoming


  1. ^ Udayasankar, Krishna. "The Books". Aryavarta Chronicles. Hachette India. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Blurb for 3". Ethos Books.
  3. ^ "BLF Live, BLF 2018 Reports". Bangalore Literary Festival.
  4. ^ "Blurb, 3". Ethos Books.
  5. ^ "Beast". Penguin India.
  6. ^ Shetty, Deepika. "Penguin signs Singapore based author". Strait Times. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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