S.Shankar is a novelist, scholar, and translator. His third novel, Ghost in the Tamarind, set against the background of the anticaste movement in South India during the twentieth century, was published in 2017. The award-winning critical book Flesh and Fish Blood: Postcolonialism, Translation, and the Vernacular was published in 2012. Shankar is the editor of Caste and Life Narratives (2017). He teaches English at the University of Hawai`i at Mānoa and blogs at his website, sshankar.net.