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Meera Subramanian is a US-based journalist who writes about culture and the environment for newspapers and magazines around the world. She is currently serving on the board of directors of the Society of Environmental Journalists and was the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University (2019-2020), MIT Knight Science Journalism fellow (2016-17), and Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow (2013-14).

Her first book is A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, published in August 2015 by PublicAffairs in the USA (and as Elemental India: The Natural World at a Time of Crisis and Opportunity by HarperCollins India).


"A River Runs Again is at once sweeping and intimate -- a smart, informative, richly reported book full of memorable characters."

-Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History

"What happens in India may turn out-even more than China-to be the key to the kind of environmental future the planet faces. Very few people are qualified to tell the story with as much clarity, compassion, and character-driven power as Meera Subramanian."

-Bill McKibben, author of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist