Akshaya Mukul was a journalist for over 23 years and worked in The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Pioneer and Asian Age. He has covered politics, education and culture. He is the author of Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India (HarperCollins) and Writer, Rebel, Soldier, Lover: The Many Lives of Agyeya (Penguin Random House). He has contributed to A Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures in English (2005) edited by Prem Poddar and David Johnson, Edinburgh University Press, Keywords for India: A Conceptual Lexicon for the 21st Century edited by Rukmini Bhaya Nair and Peter Roland deSouza (Bloomsbury) and A Functioning Anarchy?: Essays for Ramachandra Guha, edited by Srinath Raghvan and Nandini Sundar (Penguin Random House)
The book on Gita Press. won Ramnath Goenka Award, Atta Galatta Prize, Shakti Bhatt Prize, Tata Lit Live Prize and Crossword Prize. He is also a recipient of New India Foundation, Homi Bhabha and Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund fellowships.