Eminent journalist Praful Bidwai passes away

25 Jun,2015

By A Correspondent

 

The print world has lost a very powerful and particularly relevant voice; a voice that for over forty years that has taken a consistent, unequivocal position in favour of a just, equitable and inclusive society in India and peace and nuclear disarmament globally.

 

Praful Bidwai passed away unexpectedly on June 23 in Amsterdam at a dinner after a conference at The Transnational Institute. A former Senior Editor of The Times of India, Praful was one of South Asia’s most widely published columnists, whose articles appeared in more than 20 newspapers and magazines in the sub-continent and the Middle East. He is also frequently published by The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatiqueand Il Manifestoandis a founder-member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India).

 

A Senior Fellow, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, Praful Bidwai is co-author, with Achin Vanaik, of South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999, a radical critique of the nuclearisation of India and Pakistan and of reliance on nuclear weapons for security.

 

His new book being published by Harper Collins, “The Phoenix Moment: Challenges Confronting the Indian Left”is an epic study of the achievements and the crises facing the Indian left.

 

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