Pran Nevile is a former diplomat and UN adviser. He was born and educated in Lahore. He is an acknowledged specialist on the Raj period and has also served as a consultant for two BBC films. He has authored several books. Some of his well-known titles are: Lahore: A Sentimental Journey, Nautch Girls of India, Beyond the Veil, Marvels of Indian Painting and K.L. Saigal: The Definitive Biography.