Somini Sengupta, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, has reported from a Himalayan glacier, a Congo River ferry, the streets of Baghdad and Mumbai and many places in between. 

The End of Karma: Hope and Fury among India's Young is her first book.


The End of Karma

"Sengupta has a powerful grasp of the nuances of India’s socioeconomic landscape and uses this to piercing effect in this snapshot of the country’s youth."

— Booklist starred review


India is the land of young in our aging world. If Indians under age 35 were their own nation, their ranks would surpass the combined population of the United States, Britain and France.

The End of Karma tells the stories of this unprecedented youth bulge through the lens of young Indians hungry and hopeful and keen to write their own destinies: a daughter of the slums who wants to protect other daughters of the slums, a peasant woman who escapes the barren hinterland, a couple who follow their hearts over the dictates of caste.