Alice Perrin was born in India in 1867. After her education in England, she married Charles Perrin, an engineer in the India Public Works Department, in 1886, and the couple returned to India for the next sixteen years. Most of her works are based on her experiences in India. Star of India was published in 1919. Her other notable works include East of Suez (1901), The Spell of the Jungle (1902) and The Woman in the Bazaar (1914). Alice Perrin died in Switzerland in 1934.