Medha Bhaskaran is a microbiologist and has worked for food and pharmaceutical companies in Germany, India and the United Arab Emirates. She has written articles on ‘health & medicine’ in a leading Marathi newspaper and was also a freelance health columnist for a leading English newspaper in the Gulf. Now back in India, she is a full-time writer and pursues farming as a hobby. Her first novel in the historical trilogy, Frontiers of Karma–the Counterstroke (2014), deals with the Shivaji–Aurangzeb conflict. It is the first novel in English to deal with the theme.