Jairam Ramesh is a member of Parliament and a former union minister. He also worked in various capacities in the Government of India including the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Finance, Planning Commission. and Ministry of Industry. His much acclaimed publications include Intertwined Lives: P N Haksar and Indira Gandhi (2018), Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature (2017), Old History, New Geography: Bifurcating Andhra Pradesh (2016), To the Brink and Back: India’s 1991 Story (2015), Legislating for Justice: The 2013 Land Acquisition Law (2015), and Green Signals: Ecology, Growth and Democracy in India (2015). Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V K Krishna Menon (2020) is his latest publication.