Edward Luce is a graduate from Oxford in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. He worked as a speech writer for the treasury secretary in the Clinton administration, was the FT's South Asia bureau chief and is now based in Washington DC as the FT's Washington Commentator.
'Engrossing... A wonderfully engaging portrait of India' DAILY TELEGRAPH **'Thoughtful and thorough... The research here is formidable' OBSERVER ** 'An unalloyed treat, rich in information, stimulation and humour. Believe the blurb' IRISH EXAMINER ** 'Without question the best book yet written on New India' William Dalrymple ** 'Luce presents a compelling case ... a perceptive, witty and readable book' THE ECONOMIST 'In Spite of the Gods is some way ahead of the game. Luce is a highly perceptive and intelligent writer and, unusually, he understands how India works.' Sunday Times 'Luce delivers genuine insight and revealing observations among the exhaustive facts