From a renowned IP Attorney, Professor and Author comes a fast paced legal thriller!
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. Can he defy the unsurmountable odds stacked against him and pull off a victory? Or will the knowledge and the men guarding it be lost forever?
Get Dr. Kalyan’s Dravidian to learn how the story unfolds.
Advance Reader Comments
Advance readers had this to say about the novel:
“Dravidian is a thrilling page turner. You can’t put it down once you start.”
– Nithin V. Kumar, IP Attorney
“An entertaining and intellectually stimulating novel from a master storyteller and intellectual. Dravidian is a must read for thriller lovers.”
– Balaji Vadevolu.
“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.”
– Dr. Sridhar Muppavarapu.
The Dravidian is Book 3 of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s Intellectual Property (IP) Novels
Theme: Traditional Knowledge and Bio Piracy
About the Protagonist: 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.
About the Author- 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.
- Available: October 2017
- Published by: Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala