Parmesh Shahani (parmesh@alum.mit.edu)

Parmesh Shahani

Parmesh Shahani is the head of the Godrej India Culture Lab, an experimental ideas space in Mumbai. His book Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India (Sage Publications, 2008) emerged directly out of his CMS Master’s thesis. Parmesh is a Yale World Fellow, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a TED Fellow and an academy member for the Global Teacher Prize. He also serves as Editor at Large for Verve magazine in India. Twitter: @parmeshs Instagram: @parmeshshahani Thesis: Disco Jalebi: An Ethnographic Exploration of Gay Bombay