Banker or Bhagat; Which is your B?

Day 2 of the challenge is about the alphabet B & we all always need to have a plan b. So in today’s alphabet I feature 2 authors. As different as day and night but both so popular that it would be unfair to be settle at one.

I knew that I would have not read all the authors that I shall be featuring on this blog for the #AtoZChallenge and one such author is the very prolific, much read and applauded, father of mythological writing in India – Ashok Banker. Of course after doing research on him for this post, I am kicking myself for not having read him ; going to fix it asap!

The other must read wordsmith is the darling of masses; one many love to hate and one of the most read writer by India’s youth today, so much so that his writing & stories feel the pulse of India.I have read him and his works cannot be ignored as he is the idol of many fledgling writers and with his penchant for having numbers of the covers he is the undisputed No 1 popular fiction writer in the country – Chetan Bhagat.

To know more about the authors read on…………

Ashok Kumar Banker is an author and screenwriter of several well-received novels including a trilogy billed as “India’s first crime novels in English”, he became widely known for his retellings of Indian mythological epics. His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, literary criticism, fiction and mythological retellings. The author  starting with the internationally acclaimed and best-selling eight-volume Ramayana Series, which has been credited with the resurgence of mythology in Indian publishing. The New York Times credited him with making mythology the most successful category in Indian publishing, describing his work as being “better written than many books in the genre that have followed – introduced the Ramayana to a new generation of readers.” 

His books have sold over 2 million copies and have been published in 16 languages in 58 countries. His Epic India Library is an attempt to retell all the myths, legends and itihasa of the Indian sub-continent in one massive story cycle comprising over 70 volumes, “an epic library of India” You can visit him at

Chetan Bhagat is the author of six blockbuster books.   Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films .The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’. Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He can be found at his Facebook fanpage ( He can be found at

So here are my choices for B, Which is your favorite? 

I am writing about INCREDIBLE INDIAN AUTHORS for the A to Z Challenge 2015.

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Author bio from respective websites and wikipedia.

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