Wednesday, January 19th


Author/Journalist Anand Giridharadas in conversation with South Asian Journalists Association President Jigar Mehta

New York Times columnist and American-born author Anand Giridharadas reversed his parents’ immigrant path and moved to India in 2003 to discover an old country making itself anew. Though India was in the midst of an economic boom, Giridharadas was interested less in its gold rush than in its cultural upheaval as a new generation sought to reconcile old traditions and customs with new ambitions and dreams. Giridharadas has just released his first book, India Calling, and will discuss his perspective of the rise of modern India as well as the joys and challenges of overseas reporting.

Excerpt from India Calling: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/magazine/02Striver-t.html


The Graduate School of Journalism and the Center for South Asia Studies


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