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Visiting Journalist Amrita Shah Speaks on India's Urban Future

Friday October 2, 2009
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • Will C. Hogg Building (WCH) , room 4.118

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The South Asia Institute presents a talk, "Envisioning India's Urban Future: A Case Study of Ahmedabad," by journalist and non-fiction writer Amrita Shah.

Shah may be best known for her regular column in one of India's largest dailies, The Indian Express, where she is contributing editor. She has been associated with various Indian and international publications including Time-Life News Service. She has edited features magazines Debonair and Elle.

She is the author of "Hype, Hypocrisy and Television In Urban India" (1997) and "Vikram Sarabhai - A Life" (2007). She is currently working on a book on the Indian city of Ahmedabad for which she has received a New India Fellowship.

Ordinarily resident in Mumbai, Shah is at present a Fulbright Fellow/Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University.