Ashok Kumar Banker (born 7 February 1964 in Mumbai, India) is an author and former journalist of mixed-race parentage. His writing spans crime thrillers, essays, literary criticism, fiction and mythological retellings. The author 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, starting with the internationally acclaimed and bestselling eight-volume Ramayana Series, which has been credited with the resurgence of mythology in Indian publishing. His books have sold 1.4 million copies and have been published in 12 languages in 56 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".
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