Rahul Pandita is a writer and a journalist based in Delhi. He is the author, most recently, of The Lover Boy of Bahawalpur. Both his previous works, Our Moon has Blood Clots: A Memoir of a Lost Home in Kashmir and Hello, Bastar: The Untold Story of India's Maoist Movement, have been bestsellers. He has also written the screenplay for Vidhu Vinod Chopra's 2020 film Shikara. Rahul is also a Yale World Fellow.