Mythical fiction in India feat Nilanjan Choudhury

Talking myth with Writer Nilanjan Choudhury


We talked about mythical fiction in India last week.

So what is the future of mythical fiction? Is it here to stay?

Today mythical fiction in English has high market value. Saw all the marketing behind Amish Tripathi’s latest Scion of the Ikshvaku? Writers like Ashok Banker, Devdutt Pattanaik, Anand Neelakantan, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Ashwin Sanghi, Amish Tripathi, Rajiv Menon,  Kavita Kane, Krishna Udayshankar, Samhita Arni and Nilanjan Choudhury have recreated and reimagined the world of myth.


I talked to IIT and IIM graduate, Nilanjan P. Choudhury whose debut novel Bali and the Ocean of Milk received wide crinilanchoudhurytical acclaim and was a brief best-seller.   There he uses a myth as the premise of an otherwise contemporary tale.  While he is familiar with the rich mythical fiction of his mother tongue Bengali, he talked about the mythical fiction in…

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