Lindsay Pereira was born and raised in Bombay. He studied at St Xavier’s College and the University of Mumbai and holds a PhD in literature for his work on gender attitudes implicit in nineteenth-century Indian fiction. He was co-editor with the late Eunice de Souza of Women’s Voices: Selections from Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Indian Writing in English (Oxford University Press). His first novel, Gods and Ends (Penguin Random House India), was shortlisted for the 2021 JCB Prize for Literature and Tata Literature Live! First Book Award for Fiction.