Francois Gautier is a journalist and Indologist. He was South Asia correspondent for Le Figaro, one of France’s leading newspapers. He has written several books including ‘In defence of a billion Hindus’ (Har Anand, New Delhi 2018) and Hindu Power in the 21st century (Har Anand December 2019).
Francois and his wife Namrita are also building in Pune a Museum of Indian History dedicated to the great Shivaji Maharaj. It has now 16 Pavilions, each with a unique exhibition, a Bharat Mata temple, a library and a video room. They need our support for this difficult endeavour.
François Gautier was born in Paris, France. He was South Asia correspondent for Le Figaro, one of France’s leading newspapers He also wrote columns for Indian newspapers: the ‘Ferengi’s column” in the Indian Express, then the “French Connection” column in the Pioneer, as well as regular contributions for Rediff., New Indian Express, Times of India blogs, etc.
François has written several books – amongst the latest : A New History of India (Har Anand, 2008), The Art of Healing (Harper Collins, 2011), Quand l’Inde s’éveille, la France est endormie (Editions du Rocher, 2013), « Apprendre à Souffler (Hachette Marabout, 2016) & « Nouvelle Histoire de l’Inde » (Editions de l’Archipel, 2017), « Les Mots du Dernier Dalaï-lama » (Flammarion, 2018), « In Defense of a Billion Hindus » (Har Anand, 2018) & « Hindu Power in the 21st Century » (Har Anand, 2019)
Francois, who is married for 30 years to Namrita, shuttles between Pune and Delhi. He is building a Museum of (real) Indian History in Pune (factmuseum.com)