Dirk Collier

Dirk Collier’s passion for Asian culture and history was aroused as a result of his travels throughout the continent, predominantly in China and India. In 2011, he published The Emperor’s Writings, a historical novel on the life and times of Akbar the Great (1542-1605); in 2013 came his essay Paths to Peace: Religion, Ethics and Tolerance in a Globalizing World, with a foreword by H.E. Herman Van Rompuy, honorary President of the European Council, and in 2015, he published The Great Mughals and Their India, a non-fiction chronicle of one of the greatest dynasties in world history – the Mughal –from its founder Babur to Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last of the clan.