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Dilip Hiro is a playwright, political writer, journalist, historian and analyst specializing in India and the Islamic world, ranging from Iraq and Lebanon to the Central Asian republics. He was born to Hindu parents in Larkana, British India, who migrated to independent India after partition in 1947. Hiro received a masters degree from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He currently lives in London, where he settled in the mid-1960s.

Hiro is the author of 30 titles, including his most recent book Blood of the Earth: The Global Battle for Vanishing Oil Resources (2008), described by Steven Poole in the Guardian as "encyclopaedic yet racily readable account of the economy, science and geopolitics of oil over the past century." He is editor of the most recent edition of the Babur Nama: Journal of Emperor Babur (2007). He has also written Secrets and Lies: Operation Iraqi Freedom and the Collapse of American Power in the Middle East (2003) and a Dictionary of the Middle East (1996). He has contributed to 16 more books, including The World According To Tom Dispatch (2008). He is noted for his opposition to the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq, arguing that it will only fuel more fundamentalist terrorism and further destabilize the Middle East.

As a journalist he contributes to The Observer, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post and is a commentator on the BBC, Sky News, CNN, and various radio stations.

To Anchor a Cloud, his 3-act stage play about Moghul emperor Shah Jahan and his favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal (for whom he built the Taj Mahal) premiered in London in 1970 and had a public reading in Delhi in 2008. His film, Moving Portraits, directed by Horace Ov and produced by Vijay Amarnani, was screened by Channel 4 in 1987.

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Total Books: 74
The Age of Aspiration Power Wealth and Conflict in Globalizing India
The Longest August The Unflinching Rivalry Between India and Pakistan
Holy Wars  The Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism
2014 - Holy Wars the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism [Routledge Revivals] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780415835015
ISBN-10: 0415835011
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Politics & Social Sciences
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A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East
2013 - A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781566569040
ISBN-10: 1566569044
Genres: History, Reference
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Iran Under the Ayatollahs
2012 - Iran Under the Ayatollahs [Routledge Revivals] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415669696
ISBN-10: 0415669693
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Apocalyptic Realm Jihadists in South Asia
Jihad On Two Fronts South Asia's Unfolding Drama
2011 - Jihad on Two Fronts South Asia's Unfolding Drama (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789350291696
ISBN-10: 935029169X
Genre: History
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Inside Central Asia A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan Turkmenistan KazakhstanKyrgyzstan Tajikstan Turky and Iran
After Empire The Birth of a Multipolar World
2010 - After Empire the Birth of a Multipolar World (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781568584270
ISBN-10: 156858427X
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Inside Central Asia A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kazakhstan Kyrgyz
Blood of the Earth
2008 - Blood of the Earth (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780143104018
ISBN-10: 0143104012
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2007 - Babur Nama [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)
Blood of the Earth The Battle for the World's Vanishing Oil Resources
2006 - Blood of the Earth the Battle for the World's Vanishing Oil Resources (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781560255444
ISBN-10: 1560255447
Genre: History
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Iran Today
2006 - Iran Today (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842751589
ISBN-10: 1842751581
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Iranian Labyrinth Journeys Through Theocratic Iran and Its Furies
War without End The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response
Secrets and Lies The Planning Conduct and Aftermath of Blair and Bush's War
2005 - Secrets and Lies the Planning Conduct and Aftermath of Blair and Bush's War (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781842751282
ISBN-10: 184275128X
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Secrets and Lies Operation Iraqi Freedom and After A Prelude to the Fall of US Power in the Middle East
The Essential Middle East A Comprehensive Guide
2003 - The Essential Middle East a Comprehensive Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780786712694
ISBN-10: 0786712694
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Iraq A Report from the Inside
2003 - Iraq a Report From the Inside (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862076273
ISBN-10: 1862076278
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Desert Shield To Desert Storm The Second Gulf War
2003 - Desert Shield to Desert Storm the Second Gulf War (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780595269044
ISBN-10: 0595269044
Genre: History
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The Rough Guide History of India
2002 - The Rough Guide History of India (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781858288420
ISBN-10: 1858288428
Genres: History, Travel
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1996 - The Middle East [International Government & Politics Series] (Paperback)
1988 - Islamic Fundamentalism [Paladin Books] (Paperback)
Untouchables of India [Reports / Minority Rights Group] (Paperback)