Siddharth Varadarajan is the Editor of The Hindu. Gujarat: The Making of a Tragedy (Penguin, 2002), edited by him, contains accounts of the violence against the Muslims of that state in India. A trained economist, he taught at New York University before turning to journalism.

Siddharth Varadarajan wll moderate a panel discussion — Accidental India: An Economic History of Modern India — in Delhi on February 6, 2013, on the economic history of modern India. Bibek Debroy,Shankkar Aiyar, Brinda Karat and Jayanthi Natarajan will be the panelists.

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