1081385_509028045846715_1763617958_nI have a PhD in theories of violence, years of being a violinist, soprano and conductor, two kids, a day job teaching in college, sleepless nights writing, three books out of which only two are read by anyone interesting, a pair of boots that all but walk for me, and a black hat.

I’m a writer of Young Adult fantasy, a Conductor of choirs and an academic. The Book of Guardians Trilogy has two books so far: the best selling Fang of Summoning and the Bones of Stars. The third, The Eye of the Archer, is being written as we speak.
Some of my recent poetry can be found on Daily Riyaaz, a blog run mainly for National Poetry Writing Month, which is, of course, April.
I’m a trained but lapsed violinist and soprano, but have been a Conductor for almost three decades now.

My day job has been in academia, and I’m currently an Associated Scholar with the United Nations University, Gender Equality Studies and Training Centre, in Reykjavik, Iceland. I run courses for the English Literature, and General Literature Depts of the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, whenever the need arises. For decades, I was Associate Prof with the English Literature department at St Stephen’s College, Delhi. My Doctoral work was done at the Dept of Literatures in English, Rutgers University, NJ, and my very first book, Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable is a wonderful, ground breaking, thought provoking, study that nobody reads.