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Anand Giridharadas is an author and New York Times columnist. He writes the “Admit One” column for The Times’s arts pages, and the “Letter from America” for its global edition. He is the author of the forthcoming book “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” about a Muslim immigrant’s campaign to spare from Texas’s Death Row the white supremacist who tried to kill him. In 2011 he published “India Calling: An Intimate Portrait of a Nation’s Remaking,” about returning to the India his parents left. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at the universities of Michigan, Oxford and Harvard, he is a former consultant for McKinsey & Company and later reported from Bombay for the Herald Tribune and The Times. A Henry Crown fellow of the Aspen Institute, he has lectured around the world, including at Google, PopTech, the Sydney Opera House and Harvard Business School. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. Sign up to join his regular newsletter here.