Sagarika Ghose went to St Stephen's College in New Delhi before winning a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University where she gained an MA and M Phil degree in History. She has been a journalist for fourteen years, reporting extensively on Indian elections, politics and society as well as traveling and reporting in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Her first novel The Gin Drinkers was published to critical acclaim in 2000. She is currently senior editor and prime time news anchor on the news channel CNN IBN. She lives in New Delhi and is married to Rajdeep Sardesai.