Victor Mallet is an author, journalist and commentator who has travelled and worked for more than three decades in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. His new book about the Ganges – ¨River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and Modern India¨ – has been published last October by Oxford University Press. Victor Mallet is currently Asia news editor for the Financial Times.
In India, he was twice awarded the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism as a foreign correspondent, first for a 2012 feature about the rise of Narendra Modi and later for a 2015 magazine cover story about the threats to the River Ganges. In Hong Kong, he twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for opinion writing.
His highly praised book on the south-east Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, The Trouble with Tigers (HarperCollins), was first published in 1999.
The contents included:
* An entertaining, comprehensive, and up-to-date history of the Ganges, drawing on four years of first-hand reporting and research.
* Exposes an environmental crisis of international significance, with revelations about extreme levels of pollution, antibiotic resistance, droughts, and floods.
*An introduction to the relationship between the Ganges and modern India under Narendra Modi, as well as the country's history, religion, literature, politics, and wildlife.