The Story of My Captivity, Survival and Freedom
Hamid Ansari and Geeta Mohan with Chandan Gowda
Geeta Mohan has been a journalist covering international relations and diplomacy. She is currently the foreign affairs editor at India Today, TV Today Network. Apart from heading the desk, she also anchors the show World Today. Passionate about sharing real stories from the ground, she is widely recognized for her reporting.
Hamid Ansari has a master’s degree in management studies with a specialization in operations and supply chain management from Mumbai University. He has completed a second MBA in HR from NMIMS. Hamid has worked with NGOs like the Rotary Club and been a volunteer with the UN. He is currently part of the visiting faculty at a junior college in Mumbai, and is a motivational speaker who is working on becoming an entrepreneur.
Chandan Gowda teaches at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. Besides academic publications, he has translated Kannada fiction and non-fiction into English, including UR Ananthamurthy’s novella, Bara. He has compiled and edited The Way I See It: A Gauri Lankesh Reader and Theatres of Democracy: Selected Essays of Shiv Visvanathan. A Life in the World, a book of autobiographical interviews he did with UR Ananthamurthy was published recently. At present, he is completing a book on the cultural politics of development in the old Mysore state and co-translating and editing Daredevil Mustafa, a book of short stories by the Kannada writer, KP Purnachandra Tejasvi. He is also a columnist with Deccan Herald.
* Some speakers in this session are participating virtually via Zoom.