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Meera Subramanian

Meera Subramanian is the author of A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka (PublicAffairs, 2015). As an award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar, her work has been published in the New York Times, Nature, VQR, Orion, and other publications as well as anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing and multiple editions of Best Women’s Travel Writing. She is an editor for Killing the Buddha and earned her graduate degree in journalism from New York University. She can be found at and @meeratweets.


Girls walking to school through the town center in rural Bihar, 2013. (All photographs by Allison Joyce/Redux)

India’s Golden Chance

January 6, 2014 | Reporting

Behind the headlines of sexual violence is a culture where girls are forced into marriage and early motherhood. How will the next generation break the cycle?