(? - ) Indian lawyer, essayist and author, resident in the UK; author of studies in Indian jurisprudence including Offend, Shock, or Disturb: Freedom of Speech Under the Indian Constitution (2015). He is of direct sf interest for the Chronicles of Sumer sequence beginning with The Wall (2020), set in an Earth-like venue at some indeterminate time in what could be the Far Future, where a vast self-sufficient City-state has flourished, apparently for millennia, within an armoured Polder [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below]; a Time Abyss may separate the current inhabitants of Sumer from its original Builders. The protagonist and her family, becoming involved with dissidents and savage repressors of change, enter a time of turmoil. The Wall leaves much of the Chronicles of Sumer to tell.
Bhatia should not be confused with Gautam Bhatia (1952- ), an architect who writes on architecture and politics. [JC]
Chronicles of Sumer
- The Wall (Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India: HarperCollins India, 2020) [Chronicles of Sumer: pb/]