Somnath Batabyal worked for a decade in journalism, covering crime and criminality, hobnobbing with politicians and policemen, before entering the quieter world of Western academia. His first book, Making News in India: Star News and Star Ananda, was published in 2011. He has also edited a volume, Indian Mass Media and the Politics of Change (2010). Somnath now lives in London where he teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
His debut novel The Price You Pay was first launched on April 18th 2013 at the Delhi Press Club and has received excellent feedback from readers.
The Price You Pay is available on kindle internationally