Short Stories and Poems Published: I write mainly
science fiction and fantasy, aka Imaginative Literature. Why? Because I love this genre --- for the way it
invokes one's sense of wonder, for being almost the only literature that can give us a sense of the strangeness of
the world, both within and without, for its revolutionary/ imaginative potential in allowing us to envision not only alternate societies and technologies but
entire universes as well...
Short Stories for Children: I write (and read)
happily and indiscriminately across age groups, but some of my writing is particularly geared to children. As in my
other writing, I gravitate naturally toward writing that stimulates the imagination, that leaves you wondering not only about
what was said in the story, but what was not said...
Younguncle Comes to Town, American Edition. This site is
for my first book, which is for children from 8 and up. It came out in the U.S. in 2006 and is one of the few books
for American children that is set in South Asia (India, to be precise). It is a selection of the Junior Library Guild.
Read here for reviews, a summary, where to order and so on.
Younguncle Novels, Indian Editions. My Younguncle books
were first published in India, co-released by Zubaan and Penguin India. According to publishers and fans alike, they
are doing pretty well (among other things there are rumors that pirated copies are being sold on the streets of Bangalore)
and I've heard back from people across various age groups (including a 6-year-old, a teenager and an 80-year-old) about
how they've enjoyed the books. I suspect that Younguncle will return for other wild escapades.
Articles and Essays. Every once in a while I research and write about
things that interest me --- here are a few essays, published and not, ranging from a profile of a major physicist to an account of a unique
orphanage in India.