Ruby Lal

Ruby Lal, an award-winning historian and South Asian history professor at Emory University, is renowned for restoring the erased female figures of the Mughal Empire. Her latest book, Vagabond Princess: The Great Adventures of Gulbadan, has received critical acclaim in the US, UK, and India. Her previous biography, Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Lal's forthcoming book, Tiger-Slayer, is an illustrated remix of Empress for young adults. An international speaker, she has received numerous fellowships from institutions like the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies and the Jackman Humanities Institute.