Henry Kissinger is a 1973 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and served as US secretary of state (1973-1977) and national security advisor (1969-1975). At present, Dr Kissinger is chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc, an international consulting firm. He is also a member of the International Council of J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., a counsellor to and trustee of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an honorary governor of the Foreign Policy Association, and an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee.
He grew up in Delhi, went to Lahore to meet his Pakistani father at age 21, studied in the US and now lives in London. The movement towards, and away from, multiple frontiers and ways of life has given him the power of mind and pen to celebrate the cultural abundance of South Asia and its many diasporas. His first book, Stranger to History: A Son's Journey Through Islamic Lands, has been hailed as a must-read for anyone attempting to understand the blurred lines of subcontinental identity, caught between history and hysteria, and hidden in the folds of the everpresent LoC.