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Ashok K. Banker

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Ashok K. Banker

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Full Name: Ashok Kumar Banker
Born: February 7, 1964
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Occupation: author and screenwriter
Nationality: India


Ashok K. Banker is the pioneer of the speculative fiction genre in India. His ground-breaking internationally acclaimed eight-book Ramayana Series was the first trilogy and series ever published in India. It revolutionized Indian publishing, creating a genre which is now the biggest selling in the country. Ashok's 52 books have all been bestsellers in India, as well as translated into 18 languages and sold in 58 countries. He has also been credited as the author of the first Indian science fiction, fantasy, horror, crime, and thriller stories and novels in English, creator and screenwriter of the first Indian TV series in English, the first Indian ebooks in English and other firsts. He is one of only a handful of living Indian authors represented in The Picador Book of New Indian Writing and the Vintage Anthology of Modern Indian Literature. He is of Irish-Portuguese-Sri Lankan-Indian parentage. Born in Mumbai where he lived for 51 years, he now lives in Los Angeles.

Works in the WWEnd Database

 Non Series Works


 Burnt Empire Saga

 1. (2019)
 2. (2021)
 3. (2022)

 Legends of the Burnt Empire

 1. (2018)
 2. (2019)
 3. (2019)
 4. (2019)
 5. (2019)


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