Published Author & Scholar
Rana Dasgupta is a British novelist and essayist. Through his varied body of work he has consistently explored themes of globalization, migration and the twenty-first-century city.
Born in the UK in 1971, Rana studied at Balliol College, Oxford and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 2000, he moved to Delhi to write. His first novel, Tokyo Cancelled, appeared in 2005. Solo (2009) won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize. In 2014 he published Capital, a non-fiction account of the stupendous changes engulfing New Delhi as a result of globalization. Capital won the Ryszard Kapuściński Award and the Prix Emile Guimet.
Dasgupta is currently working on a book about post-national futures. He is Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Writer-in-Residence in the Modern Culture & Media Department.