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Journalist Speaks at Nazareth on Human Cost to India's Race for Development, Jan. 30

  • Published: January 15, 2013


  • Journalist Priyanka Borpujari speaks about "The Human Cost to India's Race for Development"
  • Wed., Jan. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Shults Center Forum
  • Free and open to the public

A photo from Borpujari's exhibit that will be on display at the lecture

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Kathy Hansen/(585) 389-2673

 Media: Julie Long/(585) 389-2456

Journalist Speaks at Nazareth on Human Cost to India's Race for Development, Jan. 30

Award-winning independent journalist Priyanka Borpujari is bringing her very-timely message on “The Human Cost to India’s Race for Development” to Nazareth College during a lecture and photo exhibit of her work. Based in Mumbai, India, she documents human rights abuses around her country and will talk about how India’s mad race for development has adverse effects on the population. Her lecture is Wednesday, January 30, in the Nazareth College Shults Center Forum at 7 p.m.  It is free and open to the public. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618.  For more information, contact Kathy Hansen in Nazareth’s Center for International Education at (585) 389-2673 or

Currently based at MIT, Borpujari is the 2012 International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Elizabeth Nuffer Fellow, which offers her a unique opportunity to combine reporting and research on human rights and social justice while taking classes at MIT’s Center for International Studies and sharpening her skills at The Boston Globe and The New York Times. In 2011, she was awarded the Young Independent Journalist Fellowship from the New York-based SINGH foundation. 

While India is perceived as an emerging market, Borpujari will speak about the dark territories of mineral-rich India, rife with violence and disease. She says in the race to make India a superpower, social inequality has reached its zenith. What is the future of the people who grow food with their hands, who have been guarding the forests and rivers? She investigates the “hidden civil war in India” and why most media shy away from reporting about the majority of its populace.

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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