55

Remembering Praful Bidwai

A brilliant courageous scholar activist

TNI was deeply shocked when the brilliant, courageous and accomplished Indian journalist and long-time fellow Praful Bidwai died unexpectedly whilst attending our Fellows Meeting in Amsterdam on 23 June. The loss was mourned across the world by many people touched and inspired by his brilliant writings, thoughtful insights on key global issues, and his generous, warm personality.

To commemorate his life, TNI is supporting the translation of his posthumously published book, The Phoenix Moment – Challenges Confronting the India Left, into vernacular Indian languages (under way), as well as the publication of his collected works on nuclear weapons (forthcoming). TNI is also supporting an annual prize, the Praful Bidwai Memorial Award, that will honour and highlight courageous and independent voices in journalism in India.