Among the awards she has received are those from:

  • the Chameli Devi Award for Outstanding Women Journalist, 2019;
  • the Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship, 2018;
  • 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


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

For over 16 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.

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. She is based in Bangalore, India. 

Rohini has won the Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding woman journalist, 2019.

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. 

​Her second is Mission Cycle, a children's book set in Kashmir. It's available in 5 languages.