Sunil Khilnani is a professor of politics and the director of the India Institute at King's College London. Born in New Delhi, he grew up in India, Africa and Europe. He was educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he took a first in social and political sciences, and at King’s College, Cambridge, where he gained his PhD in Social and Political Sciences. Khilnani’s research interests lie at the intersection of various fields: intellectual history and the study of political thought, the history of modern India, democratic theory in relation to its recent non-Western experiences, the politics of contemporary India, and strategic thought in the definition of India’s place in the world. His most recent book is Incarnations: India in 50 Lives (2016), which accompanies his 50-part podcast and radio series broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2015-16 — the book is available in paperback from September 2017. The 20th anniversary edition of The Idea of India will be available in November 2017.