Rohini Mohan

Among the awards she has received are those from:

  • the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, 2018;
  • the Sangam House writing residency, 2014;
  • the Society of Authors, London, 2014;
  • the Charles Wallace India Trust Writing Fellowship, 2013;
  • the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) Award for reporting on conflict, 2012;
  • the Prabha Dutt-Sanskriti fellowship for journalism, 2012;
  • the Mumbai Press Club Award for environmental reporting, 2011;
  • the South Asian Journalists' Association Reporting Award, 2010. 


Rohini Mohan is an Indian journalist who writes on politics, environment and human rights in South Asia.

For 14 years, she has written for several publications and websites including TIME, Harper's, Al Jazeera, The New York Times, The Economic Times, Tehelka, The Caravan, The Hindu, Outlook, The Wire, New Indian Express, and news channel CNN-IBN.

She has lived in New Delhi, Chennai and New York, and is now based in Bangalore, India. 

Rohini has a Masters in political journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, New York, and a PG Diploma in Print Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.

She speaks four South Asian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, and Kannada. 

Her first book is the award-winning  THE SEASONS OF TROUBLE (2014), a nonfiction account of three people caught up in the aftermath of the ethnic conflict in Sri Lanka.