Atreya, Adiga & Amit for A #AtoZChallenge

A writer, author of Indian origin is not that difficult to find but the find one corresponding to each alphabet of the English letter is no mean feat! Lots of competition here.

I first heard about Rasana through some blogging friends and thought her writing had a lot of Indian flavor and the book covers intriguing. Soon I had the opportunity to read her acclaimed short story “The Temple Is Not My Father”and I was hooked to her writing.
I still have a lot to read and learn about the many authors but slowly I am making inroads. To know more about her books and writing do visit her blog is some more detail………
Rasana is the author of Amazon bestseller Tell A Thousand Lies, which was also shortlisted for the 2012 Tibor Jones South Asia award. UK’s Glam magazine calls this novel one of their five favourite tales from India (June 2014).  Her other works are The Temple Is Not My Father(also available as an audiobook) and 28 Years A Bachelor.
Rasana declined a traditional publishing contract in order to self-publish. She has been interviewed on self-publishing by many major publications in India. The Media Mentions tab has a sampling of her interviews and reviews. She was also invited to New Delhi for Amazon India‘s launch in February 2014. She is the only self-published author to be invited to the prestigious Jaipur Literary Festival  (January 2013) and Hyderabad Literary Festival as a panelist (January 2013, January 2015).

Her author website:  
As I keep saying just one is not enough so here is a snippet about another writer worth reading & for some alphabets there might be more than one – it is too difficult to choose. And why do I need too? More the merrier!!

I must mention another author whose writing is really intriguing, influential and makes me wonder how he can delve into the mind of the criminal so vividly! I have read Adiga’s The White Tiger and hope to keep reading more of his works.

Aravind Adiga was born in 1974 in Madras (now called Chennai), and grew up in Mangalore in the south of India. He was educated at Columbia University in New York and Magdalen College, Oxford. His articles have appeared in publications such as the New Yorker, the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and the Times of India. His first novel, The White Tiger, won the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 2008. A second novel, Last Man in Tower, was published in 2011. He can be found at

Last but not the least is an author who writes about your mind and inner most thoughts as if you have told him your secrets. He knows the mind and his words make you introspect.

Amit Shankar is a writer who is the masses answer to a refined Bhagat. While Chetan writes of the masses, Amit writes about you and me, the India that lives in the metros, the aspiring, socially mobile and savvy people. With over a decade of advertising and marketing experience, during his advertising stint, as a Copywriter and a Creative Director, he leveraged his creative panache backed by a solid strategic thinking.

No wonder, his campaigns bagged some of the biggest creative as well as strategic marketing and communication awards. Released in 2010, his debut novel, Flight of the Hilsa was widely accepted and appreciated. Next year, in 2011, he launched, Chapter 11. Both these went on to become national best sellers. Followed by Love is Vodka and a short stories collection Café Latte.His passion includes music, biking and photography and list of Gods; Clapton, Slash, Blackmore, Santana, Satriani, Vie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

These are my choices for A, Who is your favorite?
I am writing about INCREDIBLE INDIAN AUTHORS for the A to Z Challenge 2015.

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(Post updated on 23-04-2015)


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