Published in Southern Review Spring 2022!

Hint: it’s pronounced like tubby without the t, like Sith with a J.

Abhijith is a new writer whose fiction has appeared in The Southern Review, Glimmer Train Stories, the Chicago Tribune, and Jaggery Lit. He was a Finalist in the Tribune’s 2019 Nelson Algren Short Story Award.

He is currently working on a debut collection of short stories and a novel!

Hinduism in America was never well-represented or analyzed in the stories Abhijith read, so he writes fiction and nonfiction to fill that gap. He also blogs for fun (newer entries on Medium) and writes op-eds.


Abhijith was born in India, grew up in Dallas, TX, and studied History and Business Honors at UT Austin. He also completed a Master’s degree in Theology at Harvard, focusing on Hinduism. Abhijith now lives in Austin, TX, where his day job has him researching and writing about emerging technologies and the future. On good days, he manages to write fiction at work and and work on his own fiction in the evenings.

He is also the Founder and former CEO of a non-profit South Asian mental health organization called MannMukti. (All views expressed on this website are personal views and do not constitute any statements on behalf of MannMukti.)