Victor Mallet

Victor Mallet is the author of "River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future" (Oxford University Press, 2017). A journalist with three decades of experience in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, he previously wrote a highly praised analysis of the Southeast Asian industrial revolution and the 1997-98 Asian financial crisis, "The Trouble with Tigers: The Rise and Fall of South-East Asia" (HarperCollins), first published in 1999.

Articles by Victor Mallet


Rivers in Peril: Restoring the Lifeblood of Cities

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Many of the earliest of the great civilizations on Earth were centered on life-giving rivers, such as the Yangtze and the Euphrates, the Nile and the Indus. Rivers remain crucial to modern societies, but pollution is choking the life out of them. For humanity’s sake, governments must act to counter this. The good news is that they already have the tools.