Farrukh Dhondy is an award winning author, screenwriter and activist. Born in Poona, India in 1944 in a Parsi family. He was awarded a scholarship to read English at Cambridge University. While a schoolteacher in the Midlands and London, He was also involved with political activism. In 1984, he worked as Commissioning Editor, Multicultural Programming, for Channel 4 TV, UK. As an author he has won the Whitbread prize for his first novel, Bombay Ducks and he regularly writes for broadcast and newspapers.