Dr. Yukteshwar Kumar is a well-known sinologist and the first-ever Deputy Mayor of the UNESCO heritage city of Bath, UK of Asian and non-white descent. He is a senior academic at the University of Bath and researched at Peking University as Nehru Fellow. While researching in China, he received guidance from the well-known professor and former vice-chancellor of the university, Prof. Ji Xianlin. He has taught at several Indian and Chinese universities in the past.
Dr. Kumar is also a prolific writer and has written dozens of articles in Bengali, Chinese, English, and Hindi and published his opinion pieces in BBC online, People’s Daily, China Daily, The Hindustan Times, etc. He has translated this book into Hindi and Bengali as well.