FORA.tv Speaker - Basharat Peer
Basharat Peer is a Kashmiri journalist and author who will write a book on India's 154 million Muslims, one of the largest religious minorities in the world and the third-largest Muslim community. Peer will draw upon the stories of individuals and places to illuminate the challenges posed by religious violence, prejudice, and systemic injustice to democracy and human rights in contemporary India.
Peer has worked as an editor at Foreign Affairs and is the author of the acclaimed memoir Curfewed Night (forthcoming in the U.S. from Scribner). He served as a correspondent at Tehelka, an English-language investigative newsweekly, and has contributed to the New Statesman, the Nation, the Financial Times Magazine, the Guardian, and the Times of India, among other publications. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
06.30.10 | 01:39:54 min
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