|Alma mater||National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore|
|Genre||Mythopoeia, Historical fiction, Poetry|
|Notable works||Govinda, Kurukshetra, 3|
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). 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
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). 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.
Krishna lives in Singapore with her family, which includes three dogs named Boozo, Zana and Maya.
- 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)
- Buddha (Penguin India, TBA)- Forthcoming
- Udayasankar, Krishna. "The Books". Aryavarta Chronicles. Hachette India. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Blurb for 3". Ethos Books.
- "BLF Live, BLF 2018 Reports". Bangalore Literary Festival.
- "Blurb, 3". Ethos Books.
- "Beast". Penguin India.
- Shetty, Deepika. "Penguin signs Singapore based author". Strait Times. Retrieved 9 August 2016.