Born in 1956, in Calcutta, I am a novelist. I went to the Doon School and later, earned my Ph. D in social anthropology from the University of Oxford. My first book was released in 1986. Most of my works talk about journeys. I was awarded the Padma Shri in 2007. I am also a winner of the Sahitya Akademi Award. The Opium Wars form the backdrop for my latest book.Who am I?
ANswer to last weeks question: Norah Jones