Kishwar Desai is an author, columnist and the Chair of The Arts And Cultural Heritage Trust that set up the world’s first Partition Museum at Town Hall, Amritsar. She also helped install the statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside Westminster in the UK. Her first novel Witness the Night won the Costa Book Award in 2010 for Best First Novel and her play Manto! won the TAG Omega Award for Best Play in 1999. Before becoming a writer, she worked as a television anchor and producer for over twenty years.