My interview in Deccan Chronicle about  my latest book Saptarshi, The Seven Supreme Sages

Saptarshi Purana Vani Mahesh
Vani Mahesh

Currently a writer of Hindu Mythology, Mytho Fiction, Witlit, and Historical Fiction.

I have enjoyed the Hindu Puranic tales since childhood and have felt strongly there is a need for a comprehensive retelling of these fascinating tales.

My published books

  1. U-Turn - A contemporary story that explores the significance of marriage in today's context.

  2. The glory of Shiva Purana - Stories sifted from the great scripture Shiva Mahapurana.

  3. Creation Tales - Stories from Brahma Purana -- Publisher Amar Chitra Katha

  4. A Kingdom for His Love -- (a novel based on Bhasa's play Swapna Vasavadatta) -- Co-written with Shinie Antony.--
    Published by Amar Chitra Katha

  5. Saptarishis -- A 170 page comic on the seven celestial sages -- Published by Amar Chitra Katha

Currently in the pipeline

  1. Witlit : Accepted for publication by Harper Collins.

  2. Historical Fiction for Young Adults: Accepted for publication by Harper Collins.

  3. Biography: I have written a biography (as told to me by the subject) that will be published from a US publishing house.

Wait for more details!

My professional life so far

  1. Software engineer at IBM, San Jose.

  2. Founder of, the first online library in India (You can visit the website or google Vani Mahesh to see the details.)

  3. Guest professor at PESU where I taught web technology and content management.

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