Carlo Pizzati

CARLO PIZZATI is the author of two novels, two non-fiction books and a collection of short stories. He’s also a seasoned journalist who has worked for over sixteen years for the Italian national daily newspaper La Repubblica, corresponding from Rome, New York, Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Madrid. He has covered the Northern Ireland strife, guerrilla war in Colombia, the narcos business in the Andes, illegal immigrant smuggling in Mexico, civil rights battle in Chile, pro-environment militancy in the French atoll of Mururoa, and the GMO battle in Europe and the US. Over the course of his career, Carlo has also been a political talk show host on Italian national TV, a stringer for the WGBH-BBC ‘PRI–The World’ radio, a contributor to the Associated Press, Vanity Fair (Italy) and GQ. Carlo lives in India with his wife Tishani Doshi. He now writes about Asia for the national daily La Stampa, contributes to Scroll and The Hindu, and works as an adjunct professor at the Asian College of Journalism. He is also developing a project with his teenage son to produce affordable football shoes for underprivileged Indian girls.
 

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Mappillai meaning ‘son-in-law’ in Tamil, is the rollicking story of journalist Carlo Pizzati, a European living with his in-laws in urban Chennai and with his wife in rural Paramankeni, Tamil Nadu, India.  When in Paramankeni, he finds himself in the company of fishermen and goat-herders, in a house where 3G asserts itself in a corner of the bathroom and electricity courses through rooms in fits and starts.
     At one level, Mappillai is deeply...

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