RUDRANGSHU MUKHERJEE is Chancellor and Professor of History at Ashoka University of which he was the founding Vice Chancellor. He holds a D. Phil. in Modern History from the University of Oxford. He taught at the University of Calcutta and has held visiting appointments at Princeton University and the University of California, Santa Cruz amongst others. He was the Editor, Editorial Pages, The Telegraph. He is internationally acclaimed as a historian of the revolt of 1857 in India, on which he has published six books. He has also written on other themes relating to the history of modern India. His most recent book is Tagore & Gandhi: Walking Alone, Walking Together.