Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971 and was raised in the United Kingdom. In 1995 he graduated in Indian and Persian Studies from Cambridge University and started working as a journalist in India. Since then, he has written from the Middle East, Turkey and South Asia for, among others, the Economist, the New York Review of Books, the Financial Times, the New Yorker, the London Review of Books, Harpers and the Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs (HarperCollins, 2005), The Struggle for Iran (New York Review Books, 2007), Rebel Land (Penguin Press, 2010) and Patriot of Persia (HarperCollins, 2012). De Bellaigue was the 2007-8 Alistair Horne Fellow at St Anthony's College, Oxford. He is currently preparing a BBC radio series and a book about modernizing societies in the Middle East.
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