Victor Mallet: Photo by Ayesha Sitara

River of Life, River of Death by Victor Mallet

Victor Mallet

Victor Mallet is a journalist and author who has reported for three decades from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, first for Reuters and then for the Financial Times.

From 2012 to 2016 he was based in New Delhi as the FT south Asia bureau chief, then in Hong Kong as the FT Asia news editor until end 2018 and is now the FT's Paris bureau chief, responsible for coverage of France across macro-economic, political, corporate and business news.

His highly praised book on the south-east Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, The Trouble with Tigers (HarperCollins), was first published in 1999. He twice won the Society of Publishers in Asia award for opinion writing. In India, he was twice awarded the prestigious Ramnath Goenka foreign correspondent's award for excellence in journalism – in 2012 for a feature about the rise of Narendra Modi, and in 2015 for a magazine cover story on the Ganges.

His latest book, River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India's Future, published in November, 2017, immediately reached the bestseller list and has been praised by Jim O'Neill, Shashi Tharoor, Gucharan Das, Nicholas Stern, Adair Turner, Karan Thapoor, et al.