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Himani Dalmia is the 24-year-old author of Life is Perfect, a coming-of-age novel set in contemporary Delhi. Published by Rupa & Co., Life is Perfect was released nationwide in January 2009 to immediate popularity and critical acclaim.

Himani graduated with honours in English from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, and holds a Master’s in South Asian Literature from the University of Oxford.

Himani was formerly a member of the Times of India Edit Page team and wrote prolifically on culture and society. She has contributed widely to newspapers, magazines and journals.

A scion of the Dalmia family, Himani lives in Delhi with her large joint family and two dogs. She currently works full-time in the Communications and Marketing department of a family business, Dalmia Continental Pvt. Ltd.

In addition, Himani has been a student of Hindustani classical music in the style of the Patiala gharana since the age of six and performs often with her guru and solo.