Mira Kamdar is an award-winning author and essayist. A Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute in New York, she is currently based in Paris where she teaches at Sciences Po. In 2010-11, she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar affiliated with the Centre des Etudes sur l'Inde et l'Asie du Sud in Paris. Her memoir, Motiba's Tattoos, about her Gujarati family's diasporic trajectory in the 20th century, won the Washington Book Award. Her latest book, Planet India: The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy, has been translated and published in over a dozen editions around the world. Her upcoming book on India in the 21st century will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013. She is also writing a book on Gandhi's 1931 tour of the European continent.