About the Book
Jayant Deshpande was born in India in 1952, but lived abroad for many years before returning to India in 1984. He was educated in India, Africa, and then largely in Canada, where he graduated from Western University and the University of Toronto. His interests include music, photography, literature and translation, science, philosophy as well as essay writing. Since 2002 he contributed to the Mumbai-based quarterly New Quest and was later its assistant editor till 2010. He has published his English translations of selected short fiction in Marathi by Dilip Chitre, Bhau Padhye and Baburao Bagul.