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Insight Tarun J. Tejpal: The Story of My Assassins

Tarun J. Tejpal named one of India's most influential people by The Guardian, Businessweek and Asiaweek, talks about the media landscape in India today and his new book Tehelka, which tells the story of his newspaper (the books namesake) and the backlash and death threats that followed it's exposure of corruption in India's Ministry of Defence


Named one of India's most influential people by The Guardian,Businessweek and Asiaweek, Tarun J. Tejpal is an acclaimed journalist, publisher, novelist and founder of Tehelka, a news organisation that has become renowned globally for its aggressive public interest journalism. He will be joining us at the Frontline Club to talk about his work and the media landscape in India today.
Founded in 2000, Tehelka first came to prominence in India the following year when it exposed match-fixing in Indian professional cricket. But it was an investigation into corruption at India's Ministry of Defence the same year that lead to the resignation of the defence minister that brought Tehelka global recognition. The backlash that followed lead to the temporary closure of Tehelka and death threats that inspired Tejpal's his new novel, The Story of My Assassins. In 2003, funded by subscribers Tehelka relaunched and became a weekly magazine in 2007.
Tejpal has been an editor with the India Today and the Indian Express groups, and the managing editor of the news magazineOutlook. As the founder of independent publishing house India Ink, he published Arundhati Roy's Booker Award-winning novel, The God of Small Things.


Speaker(s):

Tarun J. Tejpal | talks

 

Date and Time:

25 September 2012 at 7:00 pm

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place
London
W2 1QJ
+44 (0)20 7479 8950
http://www.frontlineclub.com

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Tickets:

£12.50 Standard, £10 Concession

Available from:

http://www.frontlineclub.com/events/2012/09/

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