Muzafer Ahamed, V has over 20 years’ experience in print and online media, including 13 years in Malayalam News, Saudi Arabia. He is a travel enthusiast, and specializes in Arabian life and culture. Of his 10 books, half are on the Gulf-Arab world, including Camels in the Sky: Travels in Arabia (2018). He also has three books in Malayalam and wrote a travel column “Marumarangal” in Mathrubhumi weekly for two years. Among the honours he received are the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award for best travel writing (2010), the KV Surendranath Puraskaram (2017), the Kamala Surayya Prathibha Puraskaram (2018), and Senior Fellow of Central Cultural Ministry (2012-2014).