Paramu Kurumathur is an avid reader of historical works, who has been exposed to diverse cultures and religious works over decades. A keen traveller, he has visited and stayed in around forty countries. He is also an ardent student of Sanskrit and has published a series of online tutorials on learning the language in easy steps-these can be accessed on www.oursanskrit.com. His research into the Rig Veda seeded the idea for The First Aryan. Paramu is an alumnus of IIT Madras. He has been working in the international software services industry and global IT management since 1980. His interests include studying and interpreting ancient Indian writings, writing limericks and promoting humour as a way of life.