Rohini Mohan

Will Amaravati, India's most recent city being built from scratch, have space for its original residents? A video story on the dynamics of nearly 30,000 farmers giving up fertile land for the modern capital of newly divided Andhra. 

Winner of

The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Nonfiction)



"An astonishing feat of reportage"
NPR Best Books of 2014


"Poetic... thoroughly absorbing"

The Economist


"Intense & powerful... a must-read"

The Mint


Rohini Mohan is a journalist writing on politics and human rights in South Asia. Her award-winning book, The Seasons of Trouble (2014) is a nonfiction account of three people living in postwar Sri Lanka. She is based in Bangalore, India.

Latest reporting: 

Deep in southern India, over 60 young women who grew up believing they were orphans discover the families they were taken away from. Read more here.

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