Vani Mahesh has a deep-rooted interest in Hindu mythology and ancient Indian history. Her latest book, ‘Journey to the Throne’, is a Young Adult historical fiction published by HarperCollins, India. She is the author of ‘Creation Tales – stories from Brahma Purana and ‘Saptarshi – The Seven Supreme Sages’, both published by Amar Chitra Katha. She has written ‘The Glory of Shiva Purana – Volume 1’, published by Sri Ramakrishna Math. Her novel ‘A Kingdom for his Love’ is based on a play by Bhasa, a 1st -century dramatist. Vani has also authored a contemporary fiction, ‘Meet Me in the Middle’, published by Black Ink and HarperCollins. A software engineer by profession, Vani owned and ran, the first online library in India, for thirteen years.