Francois Gautier

François Gautier was born in Paris, France. In the early 1980s, he began freelancing in India for different publications and finally ended-up being the correspondent in South Asia for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve — then one of the best international newspapers in Europe. In 1993, he switched to Figaro, one of France’s leading newspapers, for which he worked exclusively for eight years. Gautier also started writing regular columns for Indian newspapers: first in Blitz Bombay, then in the Hindustan Times, the Indian Express and Pioneer, as well as regular contributions for Rediff, New Indian Express, and Dainik Jagran. Gautier has written several books: Un autre Regard sur l’Inde (Editions du Tricorne, Geneva-Paris); Arise O India (Har Anand); A Western Journalist on India (Har-Anand); India’s Self Denial (Editions Auroville Press); Swami, moine hindou et PDG (Editions Delville, Paris); Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: A Guru of Joy (India Today Book Club); La Caravane Intérieure (Les Belles Lettres); The Art of Healing (Harper Collins); and Quand L'Inde s'éveille (Editions du Rocher Paris). He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of La Revue de l'Inde, published by les Editions L'Harmattan in Paris, and writes for Valeurs Actuelles, one of the best political magazines in France. Gautier also heads FACT, a foundation which highlights India's ancient history and documents human rights abuses. FACT is building a Museum of History in Pune.
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