Pankaj Mishra is the author of "Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond," "The Romantics: A Novel" and "An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World."
Born in northern India, he attended college in Allahabad and Delhi. He contributes to the New York Review of Books, the New Yorker, the Guardian and the London Review of Books, and is a regular commentator on the BBC. A Fellow of Britain's Royal Society of Literature, he divides his time between London and Mashobra, a village in the Himalayan foothills in India. His new book, “From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia” will be published in 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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