The GSPC Disaster and the Gujarat Model

About Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

The publisher of Grand Illusion is Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.

Paranjoy’s work experience, spanning over four decades, cuts across different media: print, radio, television and documentary cinema. He is a writer, speaker, anchor, interviewer, teacher and commentator in three languages: English, Bangla and Hindi. His main areas of interest are the working of the political economy and the media in India and the world, on which he has authored/co-authored books and directed/produced documentary films. He teaches and speaks on these subjects. He participates frequently in, and organises, seminars and conferences. He is a regular contributor to publications and websites and frequently appears on the radio and on television channels as an anchor as well as an analyst. Paranjoy served as Editor of the Economic and Political Weekly from 4 April 2016 to 18 July 2017.

Paranoy is currently engaged in authoring/co-authoring/editing other books and producing/directing documentary films. He has published the following books so far:

  • The Russian Revolution: And Storms Across A Century (1917-2017)
    By Achala Moulik
  • Kashmir: A Noble Tryst in Tatters
    By Badri Raina
  • Chasing His Father's Dreams: Inside Story of Odisha's Longest Serving Chief Minister
    By Biswajit Mohanty
  • The Story of Secularism: 15th – 21st Century
    By Nalini Rajan
  • Edward John Thompson: British Liberalism and the Limits of Rapprochement
    By Shashi Raina
  • Junkland Journeys
    By Ajith Pillai
  • Encounters
    By Ramnika Gupta
  • Sue the Messenger: How legal harassment by corporates is shackling reportage and undermining democracy in India
    By Subir Ghosh with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
  • First Person Singular
    By Ashok Mitra
  • Idea of India Hard to Beat: Republic Resilient
    By Badri Raina
  • Netaji: Living Dangerously
    By Kingshuk Nag
  • The Modi Myth
    By S Nihal Singh
  • Calcutta Diary
    By Ashok Mitra
  • A Million Missions
    By Mathew Cherian
  • Gas Wars: Crony Capitalism and the Ambanis
    By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta with Subir Ghosh and Jyotirmoy Chaudhuri

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