Hindol Sengupta

Hindol Sengupta is an award-winning writer of nine best-selling books. His work has been published in the United States, UK and India, among other countries. In 2018, he won the prestigious Wilbur Award instituted by The Religion Communicators Council of America for Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World, the first book on Hinduism to do so. He was also awarded the PSF Prize for public service in India in 2015. His book Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy was shortlisted in 2015 for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of economist and Nobel laureate F.A. Hayek. Sengupta is a World Economic Forum Young Global leader and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University.

He writes a weekly column for Fortune India. He has previously worked at Bloomberg TV, CNBC and CNN.

His book The Man Who Saved India biography of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel will be made into a motion picture by the makers of Gangs of Wasseypur and Tanu Weds Manu.

He is the founder of India’s first open government platform, the Whypoll Trust. He was voted by the global idea’s platform IdeaMensch on its 2011 list of 33 Entrepreneurs Who Make The World A Better Place.