Mansi is the pen name Dr Meera Baindur who is a philosopher and has a wide-ranging area of interests in Indian philosophy, environmental humanities, women’s studies and Indian heritage. She is currently program head for India Studies in the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, RV University, Bangalore. She has worked as a teacher for many years in several Indian universities. She volunteers with a philosophy collective called Barefoot Philosophers that aims to bring philosophy to the public space. An avid reader, who is deeply interested in South Indian history, Indian philosophy and women philosophers, she gravitated towards writing fiction and poetry as a hobby and hopes to write more historical novels in the future. She lives in Bangalore with her husband Vinay. She is a warm and friendly person and her hobbies include journalling, reading, knitting and gardening.