Harish Singhal earned his master’s degree in English from Allahabad University in India. He was selected to work at the Indian Revenue Service, which he left to earn his law degree from the the University of California, Berkeley. Singhal was also invited to spend a year at Harvard and was published in the Harvard International Law Journal. He went on to work as a tax lawyer for Fortune 500 companies before leaving the law in 1999 to pursue writing full time. Asoka: A Love Story (2010) is his first novel. First published in India, Asoka earned high praise and was described as “a magical story of love” and “an epic [that] reclaims the grandeur of storytelling” in The Asian Age and The Hindu. Singhal is married with two daughters and resides in California.