Victor Mallet is an author and journalist 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, and is currently in Hong Kong as the FT Asia news editor. His book about the Ganges, River of Life, River of Death, was published by Oxford University Press in October 2017.
Interviews with Victor Mallet
Slowly Down the Ganges
by Eric Newby
Empires of the Indus: The Story of A River
by Alice Albinia
The River's Tale: A Year in the Mekong
by Edward Gargan
Black Dragon River: A Journey Down the Amur River Between Russia and China
by Dominic Ziegler
Meltdown in Tibet: China's Reckless Destruction of Ecosystems from the Highlands of Tibet to the Deltas of Asia
by Michael Buckley
Human history has been founded on the banks of great rivers – but in the East they are increasingly the focus of bitter international and environmental dispute, says Victor Mallet, the journalist and author of River of Life, River of Death. Here he selects five brilliant books that profile Asia’s most celebrated waterways.