Publisher and Chief Editor at HarperCollins
It has been happening for a long time now. Earlier, it was mainly in the children’s segment, Amar Chitra Katha, for instance, but it has now expanded into adult literature as well. To a large extent it feeds into the fantasy market which is growing rapidly. Into that space we take our familiar stories and render contemporary, edgy and attractive versions of it. The epics have been told and retold for over a thousand years and there have been multiple interpretations, they do have a certain agelessness about them. Also, the epics are filled with numerous stories and multiple characters, so there is no end to what can be derived from them. The feedback from readers has been positive and they are hungry for more. I’m sure there is a lot more to come.