author, journalist, researcher
John Zubrzycki is a Sydney-based author, journalist and researcher. He has a degree in South Asian history and Hindi from the Australian National University and has worked in India as a foreign correspondent, diplomat, consultant and tour guide. He is the author of The Last Nizam: The Rise and Fall of India’s Greatest Princely State, and The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy, which was named one of the best books on India in 2012 by The Wall Street Journal. He is currently writing a history of Indian stage magic as part of a doctoral thesis at the University of New South Wales.