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"Reporting South Asia Seminar Series

This guide accompanies the Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Princeton University South Asia Seminar series, Reporting South Asia. Below are brief details on seminar speakers in this series.

Steve Coll

Steve Coll is president of New America Foundation. A selected list of his book publications and New Yorker writings follow.

Imran Aslam

Imran Aslam is president of GEO Television, Pakistan. The following news stories concern recent events in Pakistan that relate to freedom of the press, with specific reference to GEO TV.

Jim Yardley

Jim Yardley is the South Asia Bureau Chief of the New York Times. He was previously the Beijing Bureau Chief of the NY Times.

Basharat Peer

Basharat Peer is a Kashmiri journalist. He has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and served as a correspondent at Tehelka. He has contributed to Granta, the New Statesman, The Nation, the Financial Times Magazine, the Guardian, the Hindu, and the Times of India, among other publications.

Khaled Ahmed

Khaled Ahmed is a Pakistani political columnist. His writings appear in The Daily Times, The Express TribuneThe Friday Times, Newsweek Pakistan, Outlook (India), and other publications.

Beena Sarwar

Beena Sarwar is an artist, journalist and documentary filmmaker focusing on human rights, gender, media, and peace. She has worked as Assistant Editor at the evening daily Star in Karachi, Features Editor of 'The Frontier Post', Lahore, and was founding editor of weekly 'The News on Sunday', Pakistan. She is on the Editorial Board of monthly Himal Southasian, Kathmandu ( and has written extensively for InterPress Service ( She has a BA in Art and Literature from Brown University (1986) and a Masters in Television Documentary (Goldsmiths College, London University 2001). She has made several documentaries and worked as a producer with Geo Television news. She was Op-ed Editor of The News before going on to Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow (2006). She was a Fellow at the University's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (Harvard Kennedy School), 2007. Details from Chowk site. A few representative publications follow.

Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif is a Pakistani novelist and journalist. His writings appear in the Guardian and  Newsline, among other publications

Vikas Bajaj

Vikas Bajaj is a correspondent for The New York Times in Mumbai, India, where he writes primarily about economic and business issues.

Zahid Hussain

Pakistani award-winning journalist and writer Zahid Hussain is a senior editor with Newsline and a correspondent for The Times of London, Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal. He has also covered Pakistan and Afghanistan for several other international publications, including the Associated Press (AP) and The Economist. From Newsline author biography

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a novelist and essayist, based in London. A resource website on the author is hosted at Columbia University,

Christophe Jaffrelot

Christophe Jaffrelot is Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research (Paris, France). Following are selected monograph publications that he has authored. He is also a frequent contributor to edited volumes and special issues.

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India's Way

"The messy and maddening road to progress in India." Series of New York Times articles on contemporary India.