He wrote his first short story in 1985.Next ten years he tried at his level best but none of his writings got published. In 1995 his first story, "The Tyranny of Vegetables," was published in a Bulgarian-language journal. In 1995 he started writing The Death of Vishnu. It was published in 2002 and became bestseller.
The book is about social and religious tensions,.taking place in an apartment building in contemporary Mumbai.he became famous for the book and received literary acclaim for that. He has been a fellow member at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the MacDowell Colony, and was the winner of the 1998 Jenny McKean Moore Residency Fellowship given by George Washington University.