Book 1 of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s Intellectual Property (IP) Novels

Theme: Pharma Patents and Access to Life Saving Medicines

(First Edition was Published as Road Humps and Sidewalks)

“A blind lawyer, a virus outbreak, a dog that dreams and a patent infringement case. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s debut fiction … is an engrossing fast-paced legal thriller”

– Deepa Padmanabhan, The Hindu

“Finished it in one sitting. Just couldn’t put it down. This … IP law thriller has all the hallmarks of a winner; corporate espionage, attempted kidnapping, foiled hits, court room romance, a corrupt Chief Justice and a David v Goliath battle over patents for a life-saving drug.”

– Dr. Caroline Ncube, IP KAT

In this thrilling, riveting and evocative novel, Arjun battles a heartless pharma major for access to patented medicines during a deadly epidemic.

About Arjun Mamidi

Arjun Mamidi is a young IP attorney with a small law practice. Unlike many of his peers, he is honest, forthcoming and fiercely independent. His escapades with powerful adversaries, crafty attorneys and ruthless criminals constitute The Arjun Chronicles.

Arjun is blind, but he neither acknowledges it, nor lets it hold him back. He is assisted by Jose, a capable, reliable and lighthearted ally.

Epidemic Book Cover showing a visually disabled person walking with a dog.
  • Available: March 2017
  • Published by: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala
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