Hindol Sengupta - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Dr. Hindol Sengupta is the author of ten books. He is the only Indian to win the Wilbur Award given by the Religion Communicators Council of America for his book Being Hindu. He is also the only Indian to be shortlisted for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate economist F. A. Hayek. His last book The Man Who Saved India, a biography of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel won the Valley of Words Award for best non-fiction book of the year in 2019. He was educated in South Asian history and politics as a Chevening Scholar at the university of Oxford, in business and finance as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University, and holds a doctorate in international relations from the Geneva School of Diplomacy. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and Chief Economic Research Officer at Invest India, the national investment promotion agency of the government of India. His latest book Sing, Dance and Pray on the life of Srila Prabhupada has been declared a national bestseller.