Jyotirmaya Sharma is professor of political science at the University of Hyderabad. His other recent publications include Terrifying Vision: M.S. Golwalkar, the RSS and India and Cosmic Love and Human Apathy: Swami Vivekananda's Restatement of Religion. He has also co-edited a volume with A. Raghuramaraju titled, Grounding Morality: Freedom, Knowledge and the Plurality of Cultures (2010). He has been fellow of the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Lichtenberg-Kolleg - The Gottingen Institute of Advanced Study, Germany, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla. The International House, Japan, awarded him the Asia Leadership Fellow Programme fellowship for 2008. Sharma also held senior editorial positions at The Times of India and The Hindu between 1998 and 2006, and continues to write columns for Hindustan Times and Outlook.