Dr. Nalin Mehta
Dean, School of Modern Media
Dr. Nalin Mehta is an award-winning social scientist, journalist, and author who has held senior leadership positions in major Indian digital, print, and TV news companies; been a communications expert with international financing institutions and the UN in Geneva, Switzerland; taught and held research positions at universities and institutions in Australia, Singapore, Switzerland, and India.
Dr. Mehta is the author of six best-selling and critically acclaimed books, including The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party (2021); India On Television (winner of the Asian Publishing Award for Best Book on Asian Media, 2009) and Behind a Billion Screens (Shortlisted as Business Book of the Year, Tata Literary Live, 2015). His latest co-authored book, Dreams of a Billion (2020) is a national bestseller. Dr. Mehta was the founding Co-Director of the Times Lit Fest Delhi (2015-18) and a founding editor of the international peer-reviewed journal South Asian History and Culture (Routledge) as well as the Routledge South Asian History and Culture book series.
A DFID-Commonwealth scholar, Dr. Mehta has a Ph.D. in Politics from La Trobe University, Melbourne; M.A. International Relations, University of East Anglia, UK, and B.A. Journalism (Honours) from the University of Delhi.