V. Krishna Ananth

V. Krishna Ananth obtained his master's degree, M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In 1991, he joined The Hindu and during his 13 long years with this daily, he wrote extensively on national politics and developmental issues. He also taught at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, initially as an adjunct faculty and subsequently as a regular faculty for two years. A freelance writer since 2004, Dr Ananth contributes to The New Indian Express, The Economic Times, Economic and Political Weekly, Dinamalar (a Tamil daily) and Janashakthi (a Malayalam weekly). He has authored three books: Globalisation and Culture as Defence (in Malayalam), Arasiyal Suvadugal (in Tamil) and Emergency: Nadanthathu Enna? (in Tamil). He has also contributed articles in edited volumes. He is a fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, conducting research on the topic ‘Retreat of the Nehruvian Socialist Project: A Study on the Political, Legislative and the Judicial Interventions'. Dr Ananth also practices law at the Madras High Court. He is settled in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, with his wife Santha and son Vaidyanath Nishant.