Dr. Santosh Singh, born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh, currently lives in Agra; and when she is not writing she enjoys travelling, managing her potted plants on the terrace, reading and some more reading!
Santosh began her working life as a teacher and then joined the Institute of Social Sciences in New Delhi, India. She spent twenty years as a social researcher in the Institute exploring the socio-political processes that greatly affect women and their aspirations in a rural milieu. During her career as a social scientist, she penned academic books, and wrote many articles on Violence against Women, empowerment of women, social and cultural issues
She was long tempted to try her hand at fiction. Before becoming a full-time fiction writer, being a bilingual she first began writing stories, both inEnglish and Hindi, which were accepted by the magazines and newspapers’ story section. After a gap of years, she was drawn to the idea of historical fiction and finally set out to write the sort of books she liked to read. Her novels, ‘Zenani Deordhi,’ ‘She: The Forgotten Epoch’ and ‘Jhalani: Beyond the Jhal’ are based on historical developments took place in medieval India. The world of book fascinates her and she is dabbling in it.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.