Samhita Arni is the author and illustrator of The Mahabharata – A Child’s View, Tara Books, 1996 and, in collaboration with Moyna Chitrakar, created the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Sita’s Ramayana, Tara Books, 2011. Her third book, The Missing Queen, 2013, was published jointly by Zubaan and Penguin. Samhita was a screen writer on the feature film Good Morning Karachi and worked as the head scriptwriter on The Defenders, a TV show in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was the 2014 writer-in-residence at the FIND – India Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, and has been awarded the 2015 FIND Foundation grant. Earlier in 2015, Samhita was a British Council – Charles Wallace India Trust Writing Fellow at the University of Kent.