Necropolis is Avtar Singh’s second novel. His first, set in Mumbai, is The Beauty of These Present Things (Penguin India 2000). He has worked as a magazine editor in Mumbai, with Man’s World, and in Delhi, with City Limits (Outlook Group). He was Editor of Time Out Delhi, and is currently Managing Editor of The Indian Quarterly.
He has written for Seminar, Biblio, Outlook, Tehelka, GQ, among other publications. His short story “Pakeezah” features in Mumbai Noir (Akashic Books/HarperCollins Publishers India 2012). His essay “Charan Chalo Marag Gobind” is collected in Pilgrim’s India: An Anthology (ed: Arundhathi Subramaniam, Penguin/Ananda 2011). His essay “Telor Belado” is in Chillies and Porridge: Writing Food (ed: Mita Kapur, HarperCollins Publishers India 2015).
He was educated in India and the USA, and has lived in Mumbai, Goa and Delhi.
He lives in Delhi with his wife, son and singing dog.