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MASTER OF EGO A Story of a Man and His Masks

Author Name: Karki Ashokkumar | Format: Paperback | Genre : Literature & Fiction | Other Details

Master of Ego is the journey of an ordinary guy from a typical Indian village into city life, first, and then into the whirl of the Western world.

He is resourceful, intelligent and possessed of oodles of rustic charm. Life becomes a beautiful dream when he gets the lovely Aneesha, a beauty with brains, as his girlfriend in college. But there is a snake in the garden—his ego.

His ego is a giant that demands homage, instant gratification, sugar-coated words, lots of understanding and acceptance that borders on servitude. The giant had been his constant companion from his childhood. It had saved him from many a hurt, craved for respect and made unreasonable demands that turned his life around. But is the giant a true friend or a foe?

Master of Ego is a journey that Virat embarks on, to understand his own psyche and his ego’s mandates. Will it cause his downfall? Will he rein in his ego and transform his life? Read on to share this life’s trip with Virat…

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Karki Ashokkumar

Karki Ashokkumar is a passionate social worker & a mentor, interested in adventurous life, arts and music. His themes include the psychology, Indian cultures, contemporary American culture, myth, human mindsets, love and learns the challenges of living in a multicultural world. He has won awards in sports such as volleyball, chess and table tennis during his college and school days.


With a career spanning over 14 years, Karki is a multi-skilled professional in both IT & International Business Consulting, who began his career as a part time Freelance trader, marketing and merchandising expert in Chennai. As a hobby, he has also written many stories with screenplay and has directed an Indian musical short film ‘Yaaro Nee’ in 2014.

Karki’s many international assignments brought him in contact with different personalities and behavioural patterns from various cultures and his keen observation skills allowed him to understand the varied motivations that defined their character. This led him to pen the story, Master of Ego – a psychological journey where the protagonist turns inward and examines his life inside out. 

Karki Ashokkumar lives with his wife and kids in Chennai and this novel marks his entry into creative writing.