Sadhna Shanker is an author and civil servant. ‘Ascendance’, her second novel is literary science fiction, after ‘Never a Disconnect’, which was spun around challenges of contemporary urban women. ‘When the Parallels Meet’ (2007), is a collection of essays, ‘Ahlanwa-Sahlan – A Syrian Journey’ and
Catching Fireflies are travel books.
She has written for the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Times of India, The Hindu and other newspapers, and Huffington Post. Her article on the emergence of “Hinglish” has been included in Norway’s grade ten English textbook. She has also published academic work in the Economic and Political Weekly, and the India Economic Review.
A PhD in Economics, she lives in New Delhi.
Her blog: http://zindagitalkies.wordpress.com