Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan C. Kankanala

Dr. Kalyan is a novelist and Thai yoga masseur from Bangalore, India. He started his fiction writing with legal thrillers, and is currently writing historical and crime thriller novels. Some of his novels were among best sellers on different stores, and have been listed among the ‘must reads’ for people interested in the law thriller genre.

He is an IP attorney by profession, and is listed among the top intellectual property minds in India. Dr. Kalyan Kankanala writes extensively on intellectual property issues, and has published highly referenced books and law review articles on the subject.

Dr. Kalyan is also a trained Thai yoga masseur, and provides Thai yoga body work as a hobby. He combines his learnings from psychology, music therapy and body work to offer meditative and relaxing massages.

Books & Novels

FUN IP - Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

FUN IP - Fundamentals of Intellectual Property

Fun IP makes intellectual property learning fun, and enjoyable. Along with fundamentals of patents, copyrights, trade marks, trade secrets, and industrial designs, the book throws light on emerging trends, and burning issues in the field. Targeted at students, beginners, and non-lawyers, FUN IP is filled with interesting examples and case studies.

Epidemic: When Men Play God

Epidemic: When Men Play God

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

Theme: Pharma Patents and Access to Life Saving Medicines

Pirates of Bollywood

Pirates of Bollywood

Book 2 of Dr. Kalyan Kankanala’s Intellectual Property Novels

Theme: Copyright Piracy and Bollywood Industry

The Oath

Dr. Krishna, a conscientious doctor, is arrested and put on trial for treating naxalites, a banned people war group. Many police officers are killed in an encounter with naxalites, and the police are looking for payback. They want Dr. Krishna to pay for helping naxalites, to pay for the deaths of their men, and to pay for their helplessness. They mount irrefutable evidence against Dr. Krishna, and the Public Prosecutor has never lost a case.

The Dravidian

The Dravidian

The Dravidian tribe in the Western Ghats holds the key to ancient knowledge capable of redefining the fundamentals of modern medicine. When an army of Bio Pirates descend on them, the warrior tribe is faced with an adversary that must be taken down at all costs to avoid complete destruction. The last weapon in the Dravidian arsenal is Arjun Mamidi, a young, blind lawyer.

Can Arjun save the Dravidians and their invaluable knowledge from impending doom? Or will the knowledge and the men guarding it be lost forever?

Select Book Reviews

Jayashree Roy

For Pirates of Bollywood

"... There is suspense, violence, heroism, love, social commitment, humanism, poverty, law, legal analysis, arguments and much more in this novel, which makes it a pleasurable read. The novel has professional value which recommends itself to be read by lawmen (law teachers, law students and advocates) and entertainment value which recommends itself to be read by all.”

Patent Baristas

For FUN IP

"While comprehensive treatment of even a single subject covered by Fun IP would require many volumes, this book does provide a good overview of all the types of intellectual property protection.”

The Indian Jurist

For The Dravidian

"In line with the previous Arjun Chronicles, The Dravidian is a fast paced legal IP thriller that is sure to leave its readers asking for more. The story begins with the all too familiar scene of the Lankan Warfield, where a fatally wounded Laxman lies in a pool of blood, fighting what seems like an inevitable end. Ram, the elder brother, on the other hand sees hope in Hanuman and his superhuman abilities to find a cure that can heal and restore Laxman’s fast fading pulse. When the Dravidians help bring back Laxman from the brink of certain death, Lord Ram makes a promise that will ensure the survival of the tribe for centuries to come and sanctify the Dravidian tribe as being ‘God’s own’. The plot of ‘The Dravidian’ is well chalked and complete with intricate details that writers often tend to miss or overlook. The narration transports you deep into the jungles of the Western Ghats in one instance and right into the midst of the Court room arguments in the next with absolute ease.”