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.
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 TIMESLuce delivers genuine insight and revealing observations among the exhaustive facts, interviews and history - METROEngrossing... Instead of standing loftily above the action, Luce gets in among the people to reveal the results of economic policy at street level... A wonderfully engaging portrait of India - DAILY TELEGRAPHA brilliant, bracingly uncondescending introduction to the new India in its many-layered modernity, written with perceptiveness, humour and respect - SCOTSMAN