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: 

​A data-based investigation on the arbitrary process to determine Indian citizenship in Assam. Bengali speakers, particularly Muslims, are forced to scramble for proof by producing documentary evidence few possess. Reported for VICE News with Type Investigations.

How Kerala flattened the curve of Covid-19 

Inside India's sham trials that could strip millions of citizenship


Rohini Mohan

Using open-minded consultations, investment in public health and "a fusion of stringent and humane measures," the southern state of Kerala has slowed the rate of Coronavirus infections, and controlled fatalities. Read in The Straits Times