Gita Mehta

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    Syllabus: GS-1/Art and Culture, Personalities in News

    Context

    • Recently, Gita Mehta, a renowned writer-filmmaker passed away.

    About Gita Mehta

    • She was a writer, journalist and filmmaker of both Indian and American heritage. 
    • She was engaged in documentary filmmaking, with focus on various wars and conflicts. 
      • One of her significant contributions was her coverage of the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

    Books Published

    • ‘Karma Cola’, ‘Snake and Ladders’, ‘A River Sutra’, ‘Raj’ and ‘The Eternal Ganesha’.

    Awards Honored

    • She was conferred India’s fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, in the field of literature and education in 2019, she had declined the award.

    Source: Live Mint