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Bio: Thomas Manuel is a freelance writer and award-winning playwright whose work usually revolves around history, science, education, or the intersection of all three. His journalism can be found in Lapham's Quarterly, The Nib, The Wire, The Hindu, and various other outlets. In 2016, he won the Hindu Playwright Award for his play, Hamlet and Angad which is now available in a collection from Dhauli Books. His book, Opium Inc, a narrative non-fiction account of the opium trade between British India and China, was published in 2021 by Harper Collins. He currently works on India Ink, a public history project where he makes videos about how the past continues to affect us today. You can find out more through his website, thomasmanuel.com.

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