Moin Mir is the author of The Prince Who Beat the Empire, which traces the annexation of Surat, India’s greatest port, by the East India Company and the rise of Meer Jafar Ali Khan, the intrepid Prince of Surat who goes on to lead a riveting legal counterattack against the colonising corporation. Mir’s previous work is the co-authored Mirza Ghalib and the Mirs of Gujarat. He is currently working on his next book set in 18th century Europe and India.