Chindu Sreedharan teaches news and feature writing at the Bournemouth University, England. He worked as a journalist with The Sunday Observer, Rediff.com, India Abroad, and India in New York. In 2003, he resigned as associate editor to India Abroad to study conflict journalism, and holds a Ph.D in war reporting. His first book Epicretold tells the story of the Mahabharata in the form of 140-character tweets.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
Epic Retold is the story of a war between two princely families. The narrator Bhima, the second in line for the Pandava throne, chronicles the bitter events that turn his life into a series of battles against his cousins from the day he and his four brothers come to live at the Palace of Hastinapur. Originally micro-blogged on Twitter, this is the Mahabharata, re-interpreted for a new generation.