Navtej Sarna is the author of the novels We Weren’t Lovers Like That, The Exile, and the short story collection Winter Evenings and Folktales of Poland. His non-fiction works are The Book of Nanak, Indians at Herod’s Gate, a translation of Guru Gobind Singh’s Zafarnama, and Savage Harvest, the translation of Punjabi partition stories. His literary column Second Thoughts that appeared in The Hindu has been published as a collection. He contributes regularly to The Times Literary Supplement, BBC World Service, London Magazine, and other journals. A member of the Indian Foreign Service, he has served as a diplomat in several capitals, as the foreign office spokesman and India’s Ambassador to Israel. He is currently the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America.