Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Anand Giridharadas -- Ideas of Home: A Writer Reflects on the New India

Thursday, March 4, 2010

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Brown Bookstore, Community Room, 244 Thayer Street

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Author Anand Giridharadas will speak on "Ideas of Home: A Writer Reflects on the New India." Giridharadas is a columnist for The New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune, where he is one of the youngest correspondents in the paper's history. He recently completed a four-and-a-half-year tour in India for both newspapers. While based in Mumbai and Goa he wrote about India's economic and social transformation, Bollywood, mergers and acquisitions, terrorism, outsourcing, U.S.-India relations, poverty and democracy. Giridharadas will discuss his time reporting from India and read from his forthcoming book, a work of nonfiction reportage on India's social revolutions.

Location: Brown Bookstore, Community Room, 244 Thayer Street.