Sumant Batra is Indiaâ€™s leading insolvency lawyer and among the top thirty globally, as rated by Global Restructuring Review. He has worked as senior international consultant to the IMF, World Bank Group, OECD and other development institutions. His book on corporate insolvency is considered the most authoritative work on the subject. He has contributed essays in numerous anthologies on insolvency. A champion of cultural initiatives, Sumant is the founder and architect of a number of innovative projects to promote Indian heritage and literature, including the popular Kumaon Literary Festival. He is the author of The Indians, a bestselling coffee-table book that includes a foreword by Cherie Blair; and co-author of An Actorâ€™s Actor: The Authorized Biography of Sanjeev Kumar.