Usha Alexander is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, Only the Eyes Are Mine (2005). An American of Indian parentage, she now resides in India, where she spends time travelling and learning the intricacies of its deep history. Her outlook is also informed by her background in science and anthropology. Her travel writings and other essays have appeared in various publications, including Even the Smallest Crab Has Teeth (‘Travelers’ Tales’, 2011) and The Best Travel Writing 2007 (‘Travelers’ Tales’). Find her on the web at www.ushaalexander.com.