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Ashok Banker

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, 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." His latest novel, "Upon a Burning Throne," is the first in a new epic fantasy series. Banker is of Irish-Portugese-Sri Lankan-Indian parentage and lives in Los Angeles.