Namit Arora worked in the Internet industry before choosing a life of reading and writing. He is the author of The Lottery of Birth, a collection of essays, and the novel A California Story. The Land beyond the Sindhu, a book of travel and cultural history, is forthcoming from Penguin Random House India. For more, visit shunya.net.

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