Malini Parthasarathy

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Malini Parthasarathy
EducationColumbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Jawaharlal Nehru University
OccupationCo-Chairperson, THG Publishing Private Limited
Notable credit(s)
The Hindu

Malini Parthasarathy is an Indian journalist, who was formerly editor of The Hindu and is currently the co-chairperson of The Hindu Group's Publishing Company, THG Publishing Private Limited, formed from the de-merger of Kasturi & Sons Limited's publishing business.[1] Parthasarathy replaced N. Ravi for the position of editor. She resigned from the post on 5 January 2016.[2]


Malini Parthasarathy is the daughter of Srinivasan Parthasarathy, who is the son of Kasturi Srinivasan, former editor of The Hindu. Kasturi Srinivasan was the son of S. Kasturi Ranga Iyengar, who purchased The Hindu newspaper at an early date and nurtured it to make it the premier publication of south India. Malini is thus the great-granddaughter of Kasturi Ranga Iyengar.

Education and career[edit]

Parthasarathy completed a Ph.D. in 2008 from the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has an M.S. in journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in history from Stella Maris College in Chennai. After graduating from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, she took up various roles in reporting, editorial with The Hindu and served as executive editor of the newspaper until 20 June 2011. Parthasarathy became the editor of the paper on 21 October 2013.[3] She was also director of The Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.[4][5]

During her tenure as the editor of the newspaper, she launched the Mumbai edition of The Hindu on 28 November 2015. Since 2004, she is a member of the governing board of the Auroville Foundation.


  1. ^ "The Hindu Announcement".
  2. ^ "Malini Parthasarathy is the Editor of The Hindu".
  3. ^ "Changes at the Helm: Editorial and Business".
  4. ^ "Varadarajan appointed Hindu Editor, N Ravi, Parthasarathy put in papers". Indian Express. 21 July 2011. Retrieved 8 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Malini Parthasarathy Director, The Hindu Centre". The Hiindu Centre. Retrieved 8 April 2013.