Sunil Khilnani is a Professor of Politics and Director of the King's College London India Institute. He is a scholar of Indian history and politics best known as the author of The Idea of India (1997). He was the presenter of a BBC Radio 4 series entitled Incarnations: India in 50 Lives, which was later published as a book in 2016. He was a 2010 Berlin Prize Fellow, and he is a recipient of the Indian government's 2005 Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award.
He is married to the writer Katherine Boo.
- Khilnani, Sunil (1993). Arguing revolution: the intellectual left in postwar France. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN 9780300057454.
- Khilnani, Sunil (1999). The idea of India. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux. ISBN 9780374525910.
- Khilnani, Sunil; Kaviraj, Sudipta (2001). Civil society: history and possibilities. Cambridge, UK and New York: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521002905.
- Khilnani, Sunil (2016). Incarnations: India in 50 Lives. London: Allen Lane. ISBN 9780241208229.
Chapters in books
- Khilnani, Sunil (2009), "Democracy and its Indian pasts", in Kanbur, Ravi; Basu, Kaushik, Arguments for a better world: essays in honor of Amartya Sen | Volume II: Society, institutions and development, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 488–502, ISBN 9780199239979.
- William Dalrymple, Incarnations: India in 50 Lives by Sunil Khilnani – review, The Guardian, 16 March 2016.
- "King's College London - Professor Sunil Khilnani". Kcl.ac.uk. 2016-03-31. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
- Roy, Amit (17 April 2011). "In UK pipeline: a new-India institute". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved March 19, 2016.
- "Arguing Democracy: Intellectuals and Politics in Modern India | Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI)". Casi.ssc.upenn.edu. 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2016-04-08.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved November 24, 2011.