Sonal Mansingh is a classical Indian dancer, guru, choreographer, scholar, author on Indian socio-cultural traditions and member of Parliament. Dr. Mansingh’s books include, Incredible India: Classical Dances, Devpriya, and Sonal Mansingh: A Life Like No Other. She has also contributed a number of articles on dance and Indian culture in various magazines and newspapers. She is now the Kalapeethadheesh of Kalayoga Peetham at S-YVASA University, Bangalore and has previously served as Chairperson of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi and several other official and cultural bodies. She is the recipient of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan, among other prestigious national and international awards and honors. She has also been nominated as Navratna for the Swachh Bharat Mission by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.