Samhita Arni

Samhita Arni is the author and illustrator of The Mahabharata – A Child's View, and, in collaboration with Moyna Chitrakar, created the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Sita's Ramayana. Her third book, The Missing Queen, was published by Penguin and Zubaan. Samhita was a screen writer on the feature film Good Morning Karachi and worked as the head scriptwriter on The Defenders, a TV show in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was the 2014 Writer-in-Residence at the FIND-India Europe Foundation for New Dialogues, and was awarded the 2015 FIND Foundation grant. Samhita was also a British Council-Charles Wallace India Trust Writing Fellow at the University of Kent in 2015. She writes regularly for The Hindu, and her fourth book, The Prince, will be published by Juggernaut early next year.