Sujit Saraf received an engineering degree from IIT Delhi and a Ph.D. from Berkeley. He has conducted research for NASA, taught at IIT and worked as a space scientist in California. When not at his desk, he runs Naatak, an Indian theatre company in America for which he writes and directs plays and films. He is the author of The Peacock Throne, which was shortlisted for the Encore Prize in London. His third novel, The Confession of Sultana Daku, is being made into a motion picture.