A renowned intellectual property attorney, professor and author from Bangalore, India, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala has recently released his long awaited legal thriller novel. Entitled, The Dravidian, God’s Own Tribe, the novel is a fast paced legal thriller set in the deep jungles of the Western Ghats, and has received excellent reviews from first readers. The Dravidian has been launched in eBook format on Amazon, and is available for a promotional release price of just 49 Rupees.
The Dravidian Story
Living deep in the jungles of the Western Ghats is the Dravidian Tribe, holders of ancient knowledge capable of re-defining the fundamentals of modern medicine. Over hundreds of years, the Dravidian warriors have been dedicating their lives to preserving and protecting the medicinal knowledge, but now, everything they had lived for is at risk of annihilation. They are facing a force of bio Pirates too strong to defend, and are losing the battle.
The last weapon in the Dravidian arsenal is a young, blind lawyer, Arjun Mamidi, who takes their fight to the Courts of Law. Arjun is smart and has a few victories up his sleeve, but he is facing a toothless law, corrupt legal system, and formidable adversaries.
Arjun knows that his failure means the destruction of the Dravidian tribe and loss of their invaluable knowledge.
Odds are stacked against him, and Arjun Mamidi is literally fighting for the impossible.
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First readers of the novel have stated that The Dravidian is a fast paced legal thriller and a page turner. Mr. Nithin Kumar, an IP Attorney, said, “Dravidian is a thrilling page turner. You can’t put it down once you start reading.”
Balaji Vadevolu, a business man, stated, “Dravidian is an entertaining and intellectually stimulating novel from a master storyteller and intellectual. Dravidian is a must read for thriller lovers.” Dr. Sridhar Muppavarapu, a medical doctor was one of the first to get a copy of the novel. He said, “Like Dr. Kalyan’s earlier novels, Dravidian is a fast paced legal thriller. Reading his novels is learning while having fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one.”
Talking about his new novel, Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala said, “I thoroughly enjoyed writing the novel, and I hope readers will like it. This is my third and last novel in the IP Legal Thriller Series with Arjun Mamidi as the lead character.
The novel is based on the theme of traditional knowledge and bio Piracy, one of the most debated IP subjects in India. Like my earlier novels, I have tried my best to write an entertaining and thrilling page turner without losing sight of the IP concepts that form the foundations of the story. As always, I am eager to hear from the readers if I got this novel right.”
Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala has written four legal thrillers so far, and is currently working on his fifth novel tentatively titled, The Entrepreneur. All of Dr. Kalyan’s novels have been published by Literators Publishing, an independent publishing house founded by him to publish his novels. Dr. Kalyan is currently talking with publishing houses to assign/license exclusive print publication rights of his novels in different territories for extended distribution.
About Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala
Dr. Kalyan is a renowned IP attorney, professor and author from Bangalore, India. He works with BananaIP (BIP) Counsels, a leading IP firm in the country. He also teaches at premier institutions such as IIMB, NLSIU and IIMS.
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