While it’s often perceived as a timeless Indian practice, the yoga now found everywhere from Himalayan ashrams to Manhattan studios was invented in dialogue with the West. In recent decades, this dialogue has taken new shape, with the appearance of a ‘yoga fiction’ genre in English bookstores. As yoga memoirs, yoga chick lit, yoga comedies and yoga murder mysteries (Dial Om For Murder, anyone?) flood the literary marketplace, they change the way we think about one of India’s most popular cultural exports. These ‘yoga fictions’ paradoxically make India both more and less visible in a globalising world.