Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian, academic, biographer, and author. He has written on various subjects such as environmental issues, cricket, history, and politics. Born into a Tamil family in Dehradun, Ramachandra was educated at the prestigious St. Stephens College and the Delhi School of Economics. His doctoral thesis written at IIM-C was later published as a book on environmental issues. Ramachandra has written columns for major Indian newspapers and has also taught at universities such as Yale and Stanford. Some of his notable books are India after Gandhi, A Corner of a Foreign Field, and his two-part biography on Mahatma Gandhi: Gandhi Before India and Gandhi: The Years That Changed the World. He has won many national and international awards, such as the Padma Bhushan, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the American Historical Association’s Honorary Foreign Member prize. He now teaches at Krea University and lives in Bangalore with his wife and two children.