Barkha Dutt's latest book, To Hell and Back: Humans of Covid, tells India’s pandemic story through the stories of the people she met while traveling across India, covering thousands of miles by road. In this event, Dutt will speak about her reporting journey, focusing on how India's women have experienced the pandemic. She will be joined in conversation by Rohini Pande and Charity Troyer Moore of Inclusion Economics at Yale University, who will share insights from recent research on how the Covid-19 economic crisis impacted women's opportunities, followed by an audience Q&A. Hosted by Inclusion Economics at Yale University, the South Asian Studies Council, the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, and the Economic Growth Center.
Speakers: Barkha Dutt is one of India’s foremost broadcast journalists. After two decades with the news channel NDTV, she founded Mojo Story, an independent digital media platform. A columnist for The Washington Post, she has received more than fifty national and international awards, including the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor.
Rohini Pande is the Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics, Director of the Economic Growth Center, and Director of Inclusion Economics at Yale University.
Charity Troyer Moore is the Director for South Asia Economics Research at Yale University's MacMillan Center and Director of Inclusion Economics at Yale University.