Mahesh Rangarajan - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)

Bio

Mahesh Rangarajan is the author of three books

Fencing the Forest (OUP, 1996)
India’s Wildlife HIstory (Permanent Black, 2001)
Nature and Nation (Permanent Black, 2015)

He was educated at Hindu College, University of Delhi and then at Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, both in Oxford, where he has been a Rhodes Scholar. Dr Rangarajan has worked as Assistant Editor with The Telegraph, Kolkata and been a commentator on current affairs with the audio visual media in both English and HIndi.

He has previously taught at the University of Delhi and at Krea University. He has also been Visiting Faculty at Cornell University, at Jadavpur and in the National Center for Biological Sciences, Bengaluru.

He was Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (2011-15) and has also served as Vice Chancellor, Krea University (2021-22). He was Chair of the Elephant Task Force of the Government of India in 2010 and member of the Forest Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Environment, Government of India (2008-2012).