Sangeeta Bahadur is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently posted in London, UK as a senior diplomat and Director of the Nehru Centre. In the course of her twenty-five year career, she has been posted to Spain, Bulgaria, Mexico and Belgium, besides having served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India. She was born in Calcutta in a family of civil servants and was educated in various schools all over India. She completed her off post-graduation from Bombay University, Mumbai, India. Jaal is the first book of her Kaal Trilogy; she is currently working on the second book. Married to an architect, she has two young daughters – she credits all three with inspiring, in their own individual ways, this book and bringing it to fruition.