Akash Kapur is the author of India Becoming: A Journey Through a Changing Landscape, which was named a book of the year by The New Yorker, The New Republic and Indian Express and an Editor’s Choice by The New York Times. He is the recipient of a Whiting Nonfiction Grant and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The Hindu, The New Yorker, Outlook, Time and the Wall Street Journal, among other places. He is the former ‘Letter from India’ columnist for the International New York Times. He is also the editor of an anthology, Auroville: Dream and Reality and is at work on a book about the search for utopia, titled Better to Have Gone. He is a Senior Fellow at the GovLab at New York University and a member of the Academic Advisory Council for Krea University.