Ashok Alexander - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Day 1
11:15 am
Tennis Court

How the Light Gets In: Stories of India’s Poorest Mothers

Ashok Alexander with Divya Shekhar

Day 2
6:00 pm

Out of Darkness: Breakthrough Stories

Ashok Alexander, Miriam Chandy Menacherry, Ruchira Gupta with Aunohita Mojumdar


Ashok Alexander is the Founder of the Antara Foundation, which focuses on averting needless deaths and illness amongst India’s poorest mothers and their children. His memoir — How the Light Gets In — is a salute to the heroism of those women, and a memoir about “…the adventure that lies deep within ever person…”

Ashok has been a Senior Partner at McKinsey, head of the Gates Foundation in India, and a Senior Fellow at the Harvard School of Publc Health.