Nilanjan P. Choudhury’s most recent novel is Song of the Golden Sparrow – a fictional retelling of the history of free India. His previous novel Shillong Times is a coming- of-age story set against the ethnic conflict in Shillong in the 1980s. It has been widely praised as a significant contribution to North-east literature. His debut novel, a mythological thriller entitled Bali and the Ocean of Milk, was a best-seller.
His subsequent writings include The Case of the Secretive Sister, a contemporary detective caper set in Bangalore and two plays on science history—The Square Root of a Sonnet and The Trial of Abdus Salam, which received wide critical acclaim and have been staged across multiple cities in India and the US.
Nilanjan studied at IIM, Ahmedabad, and IIT, Kanpur and hopes that this will not be held against him. He grew up in Shillong and now lives in Bangalore with his family.