Ajai P Mangattu is a writer in Malayalam, from Kerala, India. He is a novelist, literary critic and journalist. He lives in Kochi with his wife Manju, daughter Vajra and son Ameya. He was born in 1972 in a small mountainous village in Idukki district Kerala. His parental home is situated at Vellathooval, close to Munnar. it was a farming community, migrated from lower lands. His father Pakhrudheen, who was a newspaper agent for three decades, had run a bakery at Vellathooval and Ajais mother Meera worked at home. He was the eldest of three children. The other two a brother and sister both now settled at Adimali, a town near to Vellathooval.