A graduate of St. Stephenâs College, Delhi and the Columbia Publishing Course, New York, MeruGokhalebegan her publishing career in 2004 with Penguin Books India, editing books across fiction and nonfiction, cookbooks, history and current affairs. She acquired, commissioned and edited books from authors including OrhanPamuk, Kiran Desai, Jamil Ahmad, Sonia Faleiro and TahmimaAnam. Shejoined Random House as Editorial Director of the newly-created Vintage India in 2011. At Random House she has acquired and worked with authors such as JhumpaLahiri, Salman Rushdie, Helen Fielding, NadeemAslam, Rahul Pandita, Basharat Peer, Mohammed Hanif, and Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo. In 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Jerusalem Editorial Fellowship.