Kavita Kané

Kavita Kané (born 5 August 1966) is an Indian writer. She is known for writing Mythology-fiction.[1] All of her books are based on Indian mythology. Her bestselling novel is Karna's wife: the Outcast Queen.[2] and is an author of the new era of retel[3]

Kavita Kané
Born (1966-08-05) 5 August 1966
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
OccupationAuthor, journalist, columnist, scriptwriter
Alma materFergusson College, Savitribai Phule Pune University

Early life and education

Born in Mumbai, Kavita Kané grew up in other cities like Patna, Delhi and Pune. She is an alumna of Fergusson College, Pune and completed her post graduation both in English Literature and Mass Communication from the University of Pune. Although initially she wanted to be in the administrative services, she chose a career in journalism because she wanted to write and was the only pragmatic career option for writing. She worked for 20 years in various media houses - Magna Publications, Daily News and Analysis and The Times of India. After the success of her debut novel, Karna's Wife, she opted to become a full time author.[4]

Personal life

A childhood spent entirely in Patna, Delhi and Pune, with her parents and two sisters, she admits the best companions for all of them were not just each other - but books. 'My father has a personal collection of over 10,000 books and if you did not read, you were considered a freak!' A die-hard aficionado of cinema and theatre, her hobbies are limited to reading - and her family.[5] Married to a mariner Prakash Kane, she lives in Pune with two daughters Kimaya and Amiya and her other family of two dogs - Chic, the cocker spaniel and Cotton, the white, curious cat.


  • The Karna's Wife: The Outcast's Queen
  • Sita's Sister
  • Menaka's Choice
  • Lanka's Princess
  • The FisherQueen’s Dynasty
  • Ahalya's Awakening


  1. Biswas, Ranjita (2 April 2016). "A relook at women in Indian mythology". Deccan Herald. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  2. Rawat, Surabhi (13 December 2016). ""Mythology is not just our culture; it is a part of our daily existence"". Times of India. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  3. Palat, Lakshana (5 January 2017). "Lanka's Princess: A book that attempts to humanise the demonic Surpanakha". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  4. Deshpande, Rituparna Roy (10 March 2014). "A Day in the Life of... Author Kavita Kané". iDiva. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  5. Bureau, Tehelka (24 January 2015). "'Each character in the epics is worth a book'". Tehelka.
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