Nalin Mehta is the author of ‘The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party’. He is former Executive Editor, TOI-Online. An award-winning social scientist, journalist and author, he has previously been consulting editor with The Times of India; managing editor, India Today (English news channel) and adjunct professor at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has also held senior positions with the Global Fund in Geneva, Switzerland; as well as senior fellowships at National University of Singapore, Australian National University, Canberra, La Trobe University, Melbourne, and the International Olympics Museum, Lausanne. Mehta is a founding editor of the international journal South Asian History and Culture (Routledge) as well as the Routledge ‘South Asian History and Culture’ book series.
His books include ‘Behind a Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India’, a critically acclaimed national bestseller long-listed for Business Book of the Year by Tata Literary Live 2015; ‘India on Television: How Satellite Channels Have Changed the Way We Think and Act’, which won the 2009 Asian Publishing Award for Best Book; the best-selling ‘Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games’, and a critically acclaimed social history of Indian sport, ‘Olympics: The India Story’ (co-authored). His edited books include ‘Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change’ and ‘Gujarat Beyond Gandhi: Identity, Conflict and Society’ (co-edited) LESS … MORE