Jahnavi Barua is an Indian author from Assam. She is the author of Next Door, a critically acclaimed collection of short stories set in Assam with insurgency as the background. Rebirth, her second offering has been described as a wonderful and moving book which has elevated Jahnavi to the top rungs of contemporary Indian writers in English. Marked by her use of simple words and phrases, besides her disarming honesty, what sets Jahnavi really apart is her deep love for her homeland, that she tries to reflect through the lives of her protagonists. She lives in Bangalore, and is a doctor.