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Aman was born in Rourkela, Odisha. He earned a Masters in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad. He is currently settled in Bangalore. Aman has written fiction, non-fiction, essays, opinion pieces and reviews.

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Sepia Leaves (2008, Rupa) about a family living under the shadow of schizophrenia from a young boy’s point of view during the Emergency.

Roll of Honour (2012, Rupa) is about the split loyalties of a Sikh boy in a military boarding school in Panjab during the Khalistan movement, based on the events of the year 1984. The novel was nominated for The Hindu Prize 2013 and translated into Panjabi as Gwah De Fanah Hon Ton Pehlan by Daljit Ami.

In late 2019, Aman published his non-fiction Panjab: Journeys Through Fault Lines (Westland/Amazon, 2019) which is part-reportage, part-memoir, part-contextual history. The book is available here in India but also worldwide in your country’s Amazon website.

PANJAB was long-listed for the NIF-Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay Award 2020 and short-listed for the Atta Galatta-BLF Non Fiction Prize 2020.

Aman’s recent short e-Book on India’s mental health in the times of coronavirus outbreak is: Bravado to Fear to Abandonment: Mental Health and COVID-19 Lockdown available on Amazon.

Aman’s essays and short stories have appeared in various anthologies, magazines and websites. He also writes for Caravan, Scroll, The Hindu, The Hindu Businessline and others. Aman was a Fellow Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 2013-15.

For some time Aman has been working on a novel The Memory Maker and now two cats have adopted him.

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