Parvati Sharma has written across genres. Her most recent books are two historical biographies: Jahangir: An Intimate Portrait of a Great Mughal and Akbar of Hindustan. Her debut was a book of fiction, The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love. She has also written a novella, Close to Home, and two books for children, The Story of Babur and Rattu & Poorie’s Adventures in History: 1857. Sharma lives in New Delhi, where she has studied English literature and Indian history, and worked as a travel writer, editor and journalist.