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2019 SAJA Awards

2019-08-17 9:10 PM | Anonymous

Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 SAJA awards!

The Daniel Pearl Award for outstanding reporting about South Asia: All media

WINNER: Ari Alstedter

The Billionaires and the Guru


WINNER: Annie Gowen

The rise of Hindu nationalism in Modi's India (series of stories)

The Washington Post


Nahlah Ayed, Stephanie Jenzer

1 year after Rohingya exodus, only handful have returned


Sophia Jones

The Many Dangers of Being an Afghan Woman in Uniform

The New York Times

Outstanding enterprise reporting about South Asia or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media

WINNER: Apoorva Mandavilli

The World’s Worst Industrial Disaster Is Still Unfolding

The Atlantic


Sonia Paul

The children of H-1B visa holders are growing up — and still waiting for green cards

PRI's The World

Sarita Santoshini

India's Hill Country is the First Stop on Heroin's Deadly Route

Foreign Policy

Outstanding business reporting about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media

WINNER: Makepeace Sitlhou

Sweet or Salty: Could Black Rice Become Manipur’s Quinoa?



Ambreen Ali

At the Wheel: Women Drive Pakistan's Ride-Sharing Industry

Ananya Bhattacharya

Blockchain is helping build a new Indian city, but it’s no cure for corruption

Quartz India

Outstanding arts, culture, and lifestyle reporting about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media

WINNER: Sarah Khan

Surface: Force of Nature



Bhavya Dore

This Boy From Mumbai Became the World’s Unlikeliest Crossword King


Annalisa Merelli

How a school for poor girls cracked the patriarchy in a rural Indian town

Quartz India

Outstanding story on any subject: All media

WINNER: Anjali Enjeti

Reckoning with Georgia's Increasing Suppression of Asian American Voters



Aditi Malhotra

Support family or go to school? Rohingya refugee teen juggles competing demands

PBS Newshour

Sonia Paul

When Caste Discrimination Comes to the United States

NPR Codeswitch

Outstanding piece of non-fiction writing about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asians diaspora: All media

WINNER: Shaheen Pasha

Searching for the Woman Who Saved My Immigrant Family from Homelessness



Archana Chaudhary and Jeanette Rodrigues

How to Lose $3.2 Billion of Bitcoin From India to Texas


Amar Shah

To many Indian Americans, Apu is offensive. To me, he’s my dad.

The Washington Post

Outstanding multimedia about South Asia, or the worldwide South Asian diaspora: All media

WINNER: Habiba Nosheen, Shanifa Nasser and Virginia Smart

Canada's Muslim Adoption Ban



Anjali Kamat

The Many Red Flags of Trump’s Partners in India

Type Investigations + Trump Inc. (a podcast from WNYC and ProPublica)

Leena Sanzgiri

The Prayer


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