This is the English edition of the book 'Mahishasur: Ek Jannayak', which is also available on Kindle. The book searches for a hero who has been ever present in the memories, traditions, festivals and celebrations of a majority of the people of India but who the dominant culture of the country has given the image of a villain. Recently, the search for this people's hero triggered a debate in Parliament. The book asks, "Why is there a celebration of death?" Forward Press Books will publish more books on cultural discourse surrounding 'Mahishasur', the hero of a majority of Indians. This book is the first in the series and an important one at that.