Somini Sengupta

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:11 pm on 15 March 2016

They say you can never go home again. But after 30 years away, Somini Sengupta, who was born in Calcutta, returned to India to be the New Delhi bureau chief for The New York Times. She says the country was barely recognisable from the one she and her family left in 1975 when they immigrated to California. It is a country trying to reconcile its past where sex and caste determine destiny, and its future.

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