Raghu Karnad

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Raghu Karnad
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Karnad at Times Litfest, 2016.
OccupationJournalist, writer
Notable work
Farthest Field – An Indian Story of the Second World War

Raghu Karnad is an Indian journalist and writer, and a recipient of the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction.[1] He is the author of Farthest Field: An Indian Story of the Second World War[2][3] which was shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for 2016, and was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar for a writer in English the same year.[4] His articles and essays have won international awards including the Lorenzo Natali Journalism Prize in 2008, the Press Institute of India National Award for Reporting on the Victims of Armed Conflict in 2008, and a prize from the inaugural Financial Times-Bodley Head Essay Competition in 2012.

Karnad was previously the editor of Time Out Delhi. He is the son of late Girish Karnad.[5] He has also contributed articles to The New Yorker, The Atlantic, & The Guardian. While he was a student at Swarthmore College he spent a semester at the American University of Cairo and managed to get a meeting with Yassar Arafat[6][7][8][9]


  • Farthest Field – An Indian Story of the Second World War. ISBN 978-0008133238.


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