#National Writing Competition

Arun K. Murugesan

Arunkumar Murugesan, who uses the pen name Arun K. Murugesan (AKM), was born and brought up in the coastal city of Pondicherry. He hails from a middle-class family, with educationist parents who retired as government school headmasters. Arun’s father Kalaimamani, Mr. Pa. Murugesan, is a renowned writer and a playwright. It is he who instilled the thought that pursuing one’s passion despite having a day job is possible. Arun grew up seeing his father write a lot of books and hold rehearsals for stage dramas at home. At a very young age, Arun started telling stories to his school friends dRead More...

The Nascent Fire

Books by Arun K. Murugesan

Little Bharathi is just two days away from celebrating her 12th birthday. Little does she know that her world is about to turn upside down with the sudden disappearance of her father Shivam, a brilliant biotech scientist. Her only hope is the clues left behind by her father via her favorite book. Her persistence to find her father leads her to unravel uncomfortable truths about space travel and moon mining, and starts to open up questions, which have larger an

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