Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra, born 1969 in Northern India, is the author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana: Travels in Small Town India (1995), a travelogue; The Romantics (2000), a novel that won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum award for first fiction; An End to Suffering: The Buddha in the World (2004), which mixes memoir, history, and philosophy;. Temptations of the West: How to be Modern in India, Pakistan and Beyond (2006), about travelling through Kashmir, Bollywood, Afghanistan, Tibet, Nepal, and other parts of South and Central Asia. He is a regular contributor to New York Review of Books.  His latest book is From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia.