Gita Mehta Education, Books, Awards, Death

Late documentary film maker Gita Mehta had her education in India, at Girton College, and later obtained a degree from Cambridge University.

Mehta worked as a war correspondent for the NBC in the early 1970s.

She doubled as an author who became famous for writing on Indian history and culture, and producing a hit documentary on the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war.

Her documentary of the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war, Dateline Bangladesh, was a success in India and across the world.

Mehta also produced and directed a number of documentaries for many British and American networks.

Gita Mehta Books

Mehta had authored the books “Karma Cola (1979), In Raj (1989), A River Sutra (1993), Snakes and Ladders (1997)”, which are available in over 21 languages, and have become best-sellers in Europe, the US, and India.

Gita Mehta Awards

In 2019, she was awarded “the Padma Shri”, which is India’s fourth highest civilian award.

Gita Mehta Death

Mehta passed away at her residence, in New Delhi, after a brief illness, on September 16, 2023, at the age of 80.