Gita Mehta: Literary Chronicler of Modern India

From a Washington Post obit by Harrison Smith headlined “Gita Mehta, literary chronicler of modern India, dies at 80”:

Gita Mehta, whose incisive novels and nonfiction books subverted Western stereotypes while exploring the history, culture and contradictions of modern India, died at her home in New Delhi.

The cause was complications of a stroke, according to her son, Aditya Mehta, who confirmed the death through Nicholas Latimer, the head of publicity at Alfred A. Knopf. Ms. Mehta’s husband, Sonny Mehta, was the publishing house’s longtime editor in chief before his death in 2019.