Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer whose research interests have included environmental, social, political and cricket history. He is also a celebrated columnist for leading Indian newspapers and magazines and a regular contributor to various academic journals.

He taught at various universities in India, Europe and North America, including the University of California, Berkeley, Yale University, Stanford University and at Oslo University, and later at the Indian Institute of Science. He has won many awards which includes Padma Bhushan in 2009 and Sahitya Akademi Award in 2011.

Ramachandra Guha studied at The Doon School and St. Stephen's College, Delhi. He graduated in Economics with a BA in 1977 and then an MA from the Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi). He then went to Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he did a Fellowship (equivalent to a Ph.D) on the social history of forestry in Uttaranchal, that focused on the Chipko movement. It was later published as The Unquiet Woods.