The Extraordinary Life and Death of Sunanda Pushkar, written by journalist and Pushkar’s former schoolmate Sunanda Mehta, will be released on 26 July 2019. A culmination of material drawn from personal archives, numerous interviews and investigation across continents, this riveting biography traces Sunanda Pushkar’s life from her early days in cantonment towns, to her first two marriages, a largely unknown stint in Canada, her rise as a Dubai businesswoman, and finally her much-publicized years with Shashi Tharoor until her controversial death shocked the nation. The untold account of Pushkar’s phenomenal life and its turbulent end.
About the author
Sunanda Mehta is a senior journalist with over twenty-five years of experience. Beginning her career with magazines such as Femina, Savvy and Society, she went on to become the founding editor of the Pune magazine Citadel. She moved to the Indian Express next and worked there for over two decades. From 2010 to 2017, she was Resident Editor of the newspaper’s Pune edition. A former Chevening fellow, she has also been a visiting lecturer at the Savitribai Phule Pune University. Sunanda presently divides her time between Pune and Mumbai. The Extraordinary Life and Death of Sunanda Pushkar is her first book.