Madhusree Mukerjee is a writer, science journalist and former physicist. Her recent book, uses meticulous research and new sources to relate how Winston Churchill and his war cabinet exhaustively used Indian resources to fight the Second World War, provoking famine and insurrection in the eastern province of Bengal. The book is also a riveting account of the triumphant but tragic final stage of India’s freedom movement.
Madhusree received a Guggenheim fellowship to research her previous book, It relates the devastating experiences of the hunter-gatherers of the Andaman Islands as they come face to face with modern civilization.
Madhusree has also written about indigenous rights, nuclear liability, climate change, the Bhopal gas disaster, animal research and a variety of other issues involving science and society. She is a blogger with Huffington Post.
Madhusree contributed a chapter on the wartime Bengali newsletter Biplabi to Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Journalism from Around the World.
Khandadhara Waterfall, Orissa, India