Anand Neelakantan has penned the second book in the ‘Baahubali Trilogy’. The book is titled Chaturanga, will be releasing in August 2020. The cover of the upcoming book was recently launched by Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Behl in her digital book club followed by an interaction with the author.
Sharing details about ‘Chaturanga’ and the book title, Neelakantan said, “Chaturanga is a game which was played in ancient India. The game has two things– skill/planning i.e. you need to think how the opponents are thinking, the second is the roll of the dice. The game reflects life and has elements of luck– we don’t know what will come next but a good Chaturanga player will move their pieces accordingly. The book is titled ‘Chaturanga’ because the world in which the story is set is a very tough world.
Neelakantan also said, “Unlike ‘Baahubali’ (the movies), the heroine of my books is Sivagami. The story has ruthlessness, elements of love, and multiple players… It is the story of the rise of an ordinary woman as the queen of Mahishmathi.”
The author went on to say that the third book in the ‘Baahubali Trilogy’ is also ready and it should be released soon. Meanwhile, the author has also finished writing two children’s books. Book two in the popular ‘Baahubali Trilogy’, titled ‘Chaturanga’ by Anand Neelakantan will be published by Westland.