Sam Miller (journalist)

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Sam Miller is a journalist and writer whose first book Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity was published by Penguin India in January 2009[1]- and soon became a best-seller.[2] The book is also published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape.[3]

Sam Miller was born in London in 1962. He studied history at Cambridge University and politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, before joining BBC World Service. In the early nineties he was the BBC's TV and radio correspondent in New Delhi and on his return to the UK in 1993 was the presenter and editor off the BBC's current affairs programme South Asia Report. Later he became the head of the Urdu service and subsequently Managing Editor, South Asia. He has also worked as a reporter in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Balkans and Northern Ireland.

He was posted back to Delhi in 2002, and has remained there ever since. He now runs media training projects in the subcontinent for the BBC World Service Trust. He also works as a TV commentator, journalist and book reviewer for a number of Indian and international media organisations.[4]

He contributed a chapter to The Weekenders: Adventures in Calcutta (Ebury Press 2004), along with Irvine Welsh, Bella Bathurst, Colm Toibin, Andrew O'Hagan and Monica Ali.[5]

He has two children, Zubin Miller and Roxana (Roxy) Miller.

He is also the author of Blue Guide India, one of the best guides for the independent traveler to India's art, architecture and history containing detailed maps with practical information.

His latest book, A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes, was published in 2014.[6]