Born in Edinburgh in 1944, Jane Bhandari has lived in India for over 50 years. She has published two collections of poetry — Single Bed and Aquarius — and two collections of short stories for children — The Round Square Chapatti and The Long Thin Jungle. She has been included in three Sahitya Akademi anthologies among others, and has edited her husband’s biography of his father, the late Madan Puri, My Father the Villain. She formerly co-ordinated Loquations, a Mumbai poetry reading group. This is her third volume of poetry.