John Zubrzycki’s latest book, Empire of Enchantment: The Story of Indian Magic,
traces the evolution of the conjuring traditions of India from the realm of the gods to the domain of daily ritual and popular entertainment. He has lived and worked in India as a foreign correspondent, diplomat and tour guide. His previous books include The Last Nizam: An Indian Prince in the Australian Outback and The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy.