John Lang (b. 1816), writer, newspaper editor and traveller, lived in India for a number of years. A prominent lawyer of his time, he most notably appeared for the Rani of Jhansi against the British East India Company. He was also the editor and publisher of the periodical, Mofussilite. Lang’s published work includes The Wetherbys (1853), Too Clever by Half (1853), Too Much Alike (1854), The Forger’s Wife (1855), Captain Macdonald (1856), Will He Marry Her (1858), The Ex-Wife (1858), My Friend’s Wife (1859), The Secret Police (1859) and Botany Bay; or True Stories of the Early Days of Australia (1859). John Lang died in Mussoorie in 1864.