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Dr Nalin Mehta
     
Designation : Visiting Senior Research Fellow
Email : arinm@nus.edu.sg
Tel : (65) 6516 2219
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Introduction
 
Dr Nalin Mehta is Joint Editor of the international journal South Asian History and Culture (Routledge) and also co-edits the Routledge book series by the same name. 
 
An award-winning writer and social scientist, Dr Mehta has covered Indian politics for over a decade as a broadcast journalist and published widely on politics, media and sport history.  His first book India on Television: How Satellite Channels Have Changed the Way We Think and Act (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2008), was awarded the 2009 Asian Publishing Award for Best Book. Most recently, he has co-authored the best-selling Sellotape Legacy: Delhi and the Commonwealth Games (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2010).  
 
His books also include a critical social history of Indian sport, Olympics: The India Story, with Boria Majumdar (New Delhi: HarperCollins, 2008), republished as India and the Olympics (London/NY: Routledge, 2009). Dr Mehta has edited Television in India: Satellites, Politics and Cultural Change (London: Routledge, 2008; Delhi: 2009), and co-edited The Changing Face of Cricket: From Imperial to Global Game (London: Routledge, 2010). He has just finished co-editing a volume on social and political change in the west Indian state of Gujarat in the fifty years since its creation as a separate state in 1960, Gujarat Beyond Gandhi: Identity, Conflict and Society (London/Delhi: Routledge: 2010, forthcoming). 
 
Dr Mehta was recently honoured by the Australian government with an Alumni Excellence Award for Media and Entertainment and has held fellowships at La Trobe University, Melbourne; Australian National University, Canberra; and the International Olympic Museum, Lausanne, Switzerland. 
 
Dr Mehta recently moved into international development with a stint at UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS, and is currently with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in Geneva. 
 
Formerly Deputy News Editor and anchor at Times Now, Dr Mehta has been consulting expert with Headlines Today (2008) and contributed columns to the Indian Express, The Times of India and several other publications. Since early-2010, he is a weekly syndicated columnist on politics and public culture for the Times of India Group’s Mumbai Mirror and its sister publications (Pune Mirror, Ahmedabad Mirror and Bangalore Mirror). 
 
A DFID-Commonwealth scholar, Dr Mehta was educated at La Trobe University, Melbourne (PhD, 2007); University of East Anglia, UK (MA International Relations, 1999); and University of Delhi (B.A. Honours Journalism, 1996).  
 
  
 
 
 
 
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