Whiting Nonfiction Grant

Some of you might know that I’m working on another book. It’s titled Better to Have Gone and it’s going to be published by Scribner. The topic, broadly, is on utopia–the search for a better world, how it can inspire, and how it can sometimes go awry. I’m thrilled to say that the book has just received a Whiting Nonfiction Grant, which is awarded to support a nonfiction work in progress. The Whiting Foundation does amazing, important work supporting writers and others. You can read more about the award (and the book) here. You can also read more about my take on utopia in this recent piece from The New Yorker magazine.

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French media roundup

Here’s a quick roundup of some radio and TV from the French release of India Becoming.

Akash Kapur-France 24

France24 did a TV interview in French and English.

Jean Lebrun did a fun interview on France Inter (some fascinating audio clips from earlier decades in India).

I was also part of panel discussions on Radio France Internationale, titled “Quelle Inde pour demain?”

And another panel discussion on France Culture, titled “L’Inde a-t-elle grandi trop vite ?”

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India Becoming, French edition

The French edition is titled “L’Inde de demain: Les Indiens face a la mondialisation” (Albin Michel). It comes out on May 7th. Check on the Events page for related media events and appearances.