Born in Hyderabad, India, Jai lived in Indonesia for seven years. There, he
acquired a taste for supernatural folktales, historical fiction, and in
general during his travels, a propensity for observing the human condition.
He is the author of The Golden Vine, an alternate history of the empire of
Alexander the Great illustrated by Tokyo-based artists Seijuro Mizu, Umeka
Asayuki, and Shino Yotsumoto. Jai is also the lead author of The Malay
Mysteries, including the Xeric award-winning and Eisner-nominated Garlands
of Moonlight and The Ghost of Silver Cliff, which was co-authored with Eric
Bryden and drawn by series artist Rizky Wasisto Edi.