PILF Speakers 2017

Anand Neelakantan

Anand Neelakantan is the author of Bahubali trilogy the official prequel to S S Rajamouli's prequel. The first book in the series Rise of Sivagami was released on March 15th 2017 and continues to be best seller number 1 across charts He is also the bestselling author of Asura tale of the vanquished, followed by hugely successful Ajaya series. Both Asura and Ajaya were shortlisted for Crossword award in 2013 and 2014 respectively. All the books of Anand have been translated to more than 9 languages including Indonesian. S S Rajamouli has announced a Mini series on Anand's books in the lines of game of thrones in an international channel. Anand won the Kalinga Award 2017.
Anand has also written script /screenplays for hugely popular TV series like Siya Ke Ram, Ashoka, Mahabali Hanuman etc. He writes columns in Hindu,Indian express, Pioneer, Washington post etc.
Anand is also a prolific writer in Malayalam and regularly publishes his stories in prestigious literary Malayalam Magazine. Anand is a cartoonist too who has many of his works published.

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