Madhusree Mukerjee was born in India and moved to the U.S. to train as a physicist. She received a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago.

After a stint as a post-doc she changed careers to journalism and served on the board of editors of Scientific American for seven years. She left the magazine to have a baby and to write her first book, The Land of Naked People, with the help of a Guggenheim fellowship. Her second book is Churchill's Secret War.

Madhusree is currently finishing a third book, an intimate profile of an indigenous struggle against mining. She lives in New York City and has rejoined Scientific American as a senior editor.                          

With Jarawa boys on the Andamans, and with Winston Churchill at Madame Tussaud’s

Madhusree Mukerjee

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Rice fields in Garia, Birbhum. Villagers have defended Garia against stone quarries, so that agriculture thrives.