Pranay Lal is a renowned biochemist who works in the spheres of public health and the environment. He has been a caricaturist for newspapers, an animator for an advertising agency, and an environmental campaigner. His first book, Indica: A Deep Natural History of the Indian Subcontinent, won the 2017 Tata Lit Prize and the World Book Fair Award, among others, and was named by Mint Lounge as one of the fifty must-read books about India since Independence. In his latest book, Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses, released in 2021, Pranay brings together science, history, and storytelling to paint a fascinating picture of viruses as major actors not only in human civilization but also in the human body.
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Invisible Empire: The Natural History of Viruses