Christopher de Bellaigue was born in London in 1971, and was educated at Cambridge University, where he read Iranian and Indian Studies. Between 1995 and 2007, he lived and worked as a journalist in south Asia and the Middle East, writing for The Economist, Guardian and the New York Review of Books. He is the award-winning author of four books and has made several BBC television and radio programmes. He lives in London.
An eye-opening, well-written and very timely book -- YUVAL NOAH HARARI on The Islamic Enlightenment 'Luminous ... burst[s] with colour and detail ... A dazzling feat of erudition and storytelling' * New Statesman on The Islamic Enlightenment * An important, beautifully written book that offers a powerful corrective * Sunday Times on The Islamic Enlightenment * The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating -- PANKAJ MISHRA on The Islamic Enlightenment Brilliant -- ORHAN PAMUK on The Islamic Enlightenment