Born in Ranchi, Sameer Bhagat spent his formative years in The Scindia School, a boarding school in Gwalior. After graduating from Hans Raj College, University of Delhi, he joined the State Bank Group and worked there for almost a decade. Subsequently, he quit his job and returned to his roots in Jharkhand to work among his people. One of his online ventures, Tribal Stuff, promotes traditional tribal arts and handicrafts; in addition he runs a popular blog, Focus Magazine. He lives in a conflict-ridden home state, part of the much-dreaded Red Corridor of India. His deep understanding of the ground reality has helped him to write this contemporary political drama, Salvaging Adidweep.