Aman was born in Mysore, India. He grew up in Vizag, studied in Bangalore, lived in Bangkok, and has settled (for now) in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he completed a PhD in experimental psychology. His writing draws from modern Indian history as well as his own upbringing in the region. KAVITHRI is his first novel.
Kavithri, an action-packed epic fantasy inspired by post-colonial India, for fans of The Poppy War and Gideon the Ninth, follows an intractable protagonist who scraps her way out of the slums to gain acceptance into a school for mages, bonds with an all-powerful Jinn, and finds that what’s left of her once-proud people sparks something deep within her—a reason to rise up and fight. Publication is set for Spring '24.