Anand Neelakantan (born 5 December 1973) is an Indian author. He is known for debut novel Asura tale of the Vanquished & AJAYA : Epic of the Kaurava Clan - Roll Of The Dice. Anand's debut work Asura Tale of the Vanquished was a surprise bestseller of 2012, breaking into the top seller charts within a week of its launch.[1][2] Asura, tale of the Vanquished became the number 1 best seller of 2012 as per Crossword list and CNN IBN. Anand Neelakantan was chosen as one of the six most remarkable writers of 2012 by DNA. Anand Neelakantan has written columns for Deccan chronicle, Asian Age, The New Indian Express, The Wall Street Journal, Speaking Tree etc. His interviews have been published in The Hindu, The Indian Express, Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, The Telegraph, The New Indian Express, Afternoon DC etc.