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Maddy Crowell

Maddy Crowell is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, the Atlantic, Lapham’s Quarterly, the Point magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, and Slate, among others.


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) celebrates his reelection. New Delhi, India. May 23, 2019. Xinhua Xinhua/eyevine/Redux

Election Season in Varanasi

June 10, 2019 | Reporting

This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center. Like most Hindus who’ve been living in Varanasi their entire lives, fifty-three-year-old professor Vishwambhar Nath Mishra takes a dip, every day, in the holy Ganges River. At sunr [...]