Rahul Mehrotra is a practicing architect, urban designer, and educator and his firm, RMA Architects, was founded in 1990 in Mumbai. Mehrotra is a professor of urban design and planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and a member of the Steering committee for the South Asia Institute at Harvard University. His writings include coauthoring Bombay: The Cities Within, Banganga: Sacred Tank, Public Places Bombay, Bombay to Mumbai: Changing Perspective’s and The Kumbh Mela: mapping the ephemeral mega city. He has also co-authored Conserving an Image Center: The Fort Precinct in Bombay, based on this study and its recommendations, the historic Fort area in Mumbai was declared a conservation precinct in 1995—the first such designation in India. His recent book Architecture in India, since 1990 inspired an exhibition he co curated titled The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India which was opened at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai in Jan 2016.