Varsha Adalja is one of the foremost contemporary Gujarati writers in India. A novelist and a playwright, she has published forty books, including twenty novels and seven story collections. Some of her works have been adapted for television and stage. She has also written several essay collections and travelogues. Her works have won many literary awards. Crossroad, her most recent novel, was published in 2016. It is a magnum opus historical novel spanning three generations and five decades.