Hindol Sengupta is an award-winning author of eight books. He won the Wilbur Award in 2018 for Being Hindu: Understanding a Peaceful Path in a Violent World, the first book on Hinduism to win the prestigious prize given by The Religion Communicators Council of America. Earlier winners of the award include writers like Christopher Hitchens and Mitch Albom. He won the PSF Prize for public service in India in 2015. Past winners of the prize include the late Indian scientist and President A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. His book Recasting India: How Entrepreneurship is Revolutionizing the World’s Largest Democracy was short-listed in 2015 for the Hayek Prize given by the Manhattan Institute in memory of the Nobel laureate economist F. A. Hayek. Sengupta is a World Economic Forum Young Global leader and a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University. He has been a journalist at the Indian editions of Fortune magazine, Bloomberg TV, CNBC and CNN. He is the founder of the global solutions journalism platform Grin.