A profile of two women who became the first to enter the Sabarimala Hindu temple since the Supreme Court revoked a longstanding ban preventing women of reproductive age from entering. Read in TIME.
Three years after a mob killed Mohammed Akhlaq alleging he ate beef, I go back to his family and villagers involved to unravel the template for hate perfected in Dadri, and flourishing in the close to 100 lynchings that have come after. Read in Harper's.
Template for Hate
The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and Tata Literature Live! First Book Award (Nonfiction)
"An astonishing feat of reportage"
NPR Best Books of 2014
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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.