Pankaj Sekhsaria is a researcher, writer, photographer, campaigner and academic. He has worked extensively in the field of environment and wildlife conservation with a particular focus on
the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as part of his work with environmental NGO, Kalpavriksh. He has been writing regularly on related issues for the English media since 1998, and is the author of two non-fiction books based on the islands: Troubled Islands (2003), a collection of his journalist writings, and The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier: Cultural and biological diversity in the Andaman islands’ ( Jt. Editor, 2010). ‘The Last Wave’ is his debut novel based in the Andaman islands.
He is currently an Assistant Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Hyderabad, where he lives with his wife and four-year-old son.