Ravindran Pottekkat was born at Manalur,in Thrissur District,Kerala, India, in the year 1946.He is a post graduate in English Lit. He was an executive in a Government of India undertaking and after retirement living in Bangalore. He started writing in Malayalam from the age of 22. This is his first book in English. His stories are enlightening, enchanting, stimulating, mesmerizing and entertaining. His stories revolve round eternal love, human saga, patriotism, adventure and horror. In all the stories, there is a common element i.e.; Infatuation which is the title of the book. The characters of all his stories are unforgettable and settings cities, valleys and rural villages. There is humor, entertainment, suspense, adventure, thrill and investigation in all his stories. In the first story- Diamond necklace, the hero, Suresh was a Malayali grauduate engineer in Bombay (Mumbai) about 40 years back. He feels an infatuation towards a pretty college girl named Maya, belonging to Sindhi community. He marries that girl, hiding the fact he was already married .They had no issues .Suresh later goes to Dubai on getting a highly paid job and takes Maya with him. Suresh never took Maya to his ancestral house, in Kerala. Even though she had all the comforts and luxuries, she was unhappy. He took her to many foreign countries for sight- seeing and treating her infertility. Still she did not conceive and was worried. She goes to his house in Kerala, alone, uninvited after 18 years, discovers his treachery and this leads to immediate divorce and Maya returns to Bombay. After this, Suresh did not live long and he was found dead in his room. Maya adopts a baby boy and comes for the marriage of his daughter Rohini, in his first wife with a costly diamond necklace as gift in one hand and the adopted child in the other.