Bhavna Roy was educated in Mussoorie, Pune, and Mumbai. After graduating in psychology from Mumbai University, she qualified for the Indian Administrative Services. Having trained partly at the LBSNAA, she quit and then worked first as a volunteer in a school for special children in Malegaon, and then in SOS, an NGO in Nashik. Idols: Unearthing the Power of Murti Puja, co-authored with Amish, is her latest publication. Idols is a companion volume to their bestselling book, Dharma: Decoding the Epics for a Meaningful Life.