"Bhumika" is a novel written by Aditya Iyengar, first published in 2017. Set in 8th-century India, it tells the story of a young woman named Bhumika who has been raised to become a powerful warrior in the service of her kingdom. Despite her training, Bhumika is haunted by doubts and fears, and struggles to find her place in a world dominated by men.
As she navigates the complex politics and power struggles of her society, Bhumika also grapples with personal issues, including her conflicted feelings for a childhood friend who has become a rival warrior. Through her journey, Bhumika must confront her own limitations and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of her true destiny.