Sunanda K. Datta-Ray One of India?s leading journalists, Sunanda K. Datta-Ray spent many years in Singapore, as consultant with the Straits Times newspaper group, teaching at Nanyang Technological University and researching this book at the Institute of South-east Asian Studies. His more than fifty years in journalism also include stints in Britain (where he started his career) and the United States. He was Editor of the Statesman, and has written extensively for the International Herald Tribune and essays for Time magazine. His other books include Bihar Shows the Way; Smash and Grab: Annexation of Sikkim; and Waiting for America: India and the US in the New Millennium.