Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha, a historian and biographer based in Bengaluru, has taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at the University of Oslo, and served as the Philippe Roman Professor of History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics. Guha’s books an award-winning social history of cricket, A Corner of a Foreign Field, which was chosen by The Guardian as one of the ten best books on cricket ever written. Guha has also published a much acclaimed two-volume biography of Mahatma Gandhi, both of which were chosen as notable books of the year by the New York Times. Guha’s most recent book is Rebels against the Raj: Western Fighters for India’s Freedom, published in January 2022. Guha’s many awards include the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History, the Daily Telegraph/Cricket Society prize, the Ramnath Goenka Prize for excellence in journalism, the Sahitya Akademi Award, the R. K. Narayan Prize, and in 2009, the Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour.

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