AKASH KAPUR

Mar 26 2012 7:00 pm
 
Credit: Sebastien Cortes 

 

Akash Kapur 

Monday, March 26, 7:00 p.m. 
India Becoming: A Portrait of Life in Modern India  

 

The son of an Indian father and an American mother, Akash Kapur spent his formative years in India and his early adulthood in the United States. In 2003, he returned to his birth country for good, eager to be part of its exciting growth and modernization. What he found was a nation even more transformed than he had imagined, where the changes were fundamentally altering Indian society, for better and sometimes for worse.

To further understand these changes, he sought out the Indians experiencing them firsthand. The result is a rich tapestry of lives being altered by economic development, and a fascinating insider's look at many of the most important forces shaping our world today.  

Akash Kapur is the former "Letter from India" columnist for the International Herald Tribune and the online edition of The New York Times. He has also written for The Atlantic, The Economist, Granta, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He holds a B.A. in social anthropology from Harvard, and a doctorate in law from Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar.

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Location: 
Street:
1010 El Camino Real
City:
Menlo Park
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Province:
California
Postal Code:
94025-4349
Country:
United States