Hindol Sengupta

Vice-President, Invest India

Hindol Sengupta is Vice President and head of research at India's investment promotion agency Invest India. He is an award-winning author of nine books. In 2019, his book The Man Who Saved India was awarded the best non-fiction book award at the Valley of Words literary festival in India. In 2018, his book Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World became the first book on Hinduism to win the Wilbur Award given by the Religion Communicators Council of America in the award's 70 year history. He is the youngest writer to be nominated for the Hayek Book Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate economist F. A. Hayek, and to win the PSF award for social contribution in India (among earlier winners of this prize is the late Indian scientist and President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam). He is on the steering committee of the Australia-India Youth Dialogue (AIYD) and is winner of the AIYD grant to write a history of Indians in Australia. He was co-convener of the Sweden-South Asia Media Project. He is an Aspen Italy columnist. He has worked with the UN Millennium Campaign and UNICEF on data visualization and public opinion research. His work on gender violence mapping has been reported around the world. His not-for-profit project Grin has built a global platform for change-makers with a network in 15 countries. He has worked as Senior Fellow at the Centre for Civil Society, India's best-known liberal think-tank. He is writing three new books including a history of the Indian free markets. He was trained in business and finance as a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and in international relations and history as a Chevening Scholar at Worcester College, Oxford.

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