A freelance writer specialising in Indian history and politics, Roderick Matthews studied history at Balliol College, Oxford. His great-grandfather tutored the young Nehru through his Harrow entrance exams. One of his great-grandmothers cared for Gandhi when he fell ill in London in 1914. His second book, Jinnah vs. Gandhi, was a bestseller in India. His latest is Chandra Shekhar And The Six Months That Saved India.