Manjula Tekal is an author and translator. She has several translations to her credit, including Kannada translation of Jagmohan's My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir, Babu Krishnamurthy Ajeya, biography of Chandrashekhar Azad, from Kannada to English (releasing soon), and Sankrant Sanu The English Medium Myth in Kannada. Manjula holds Masters’ degrees in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has worked in Fortune 100 companies.Manjula’s early influences included her father, who fostered a sense of pride in her heritage and respect for independent thought, and her mother, who loved literature. She lives with her husband and two children in Illinois, USA. Devayani is her debut novel.