Independent Journalist, fellow of TNI
Our dear friend Praful died unexpectedly in Amsterdam last night, 23 June. We are in shock.
Watch this space for updates.
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Praful Bidwai is a political columnist, social science researcher, and activist on issues of human rights, the environment, global justice and peace. A new book by him, on the crisis of the Indian Left parties, is due out soon.
A former Senior Editor of The Times of India, Bidwai is one of South Asia’s most widely published columnists, whose articles appear in more than 20 newspapers and magazines. He is also frequently published by The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique and Il Manifesto.
Bidwai is a founder-member of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (India). His last book, The Politics of Climate Change and the Global Crisis: Mortgaging Our Future, was co-published by TNI in 2012.
He was a Senior Fellow, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Bidwai is the co-author, with Achin Vanaik, of South Asia on a Short Fuse: Nuclear Politics and the Future of Global Disarmament, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1999, a radical critique of the nuclearisation of India and Pakistan and of reliance on nuclear weapons for security.
Areas of expertise:Nuclear Disarmament in South Asia; Nuclear Weapon Free Zones; Alternative Security; Communalism in India; India; Pakistan; Indian electoral politics
Praful Bidwai is a co-recipient, with Achin Vanaik, of the International Peace Bureau's Sean McBride International Peace Prize for 2000.
Praful Bidwai regularly publishes in Khaleej Times, The New Internationalist, Rediff.com, Navhid Times, The Times of India, Frontline, The Hindu, Inter Press Service and Tehelka.com