Priydarshi Thakur Khayal

Born at Motihari, Khayal originally belongs to Singhwara, a small town in Darbhanga district of north Bihar. He now lives in Gurugram, Haryana (India) Khayal studied history at Patna University and Delhi University in the 1960s, and taught history at Bhagat Singh College of the University of Delhi for three years before getting into the Indian Administrative Service in 1970; he retired as Secretary to Government of India in 2006, and then worked as the Director General of the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises at Ljubljana, Slovenia until 2008. 'The Sigiriya Paw' is Khayal's second novel after 'Padmini of Malwa – The Autobiography of Rani Ruupmati' being published by Speaking Tiger Books, Delhi. The author can be reached at [email protected].