Committee Delhi

Dr Gautam Vohra (History, 1969)



Gautam’s early eduction was at the Doon School, Dehradun and St Stephen’s College, Delhi. After gaining his A-levels in London, he enrolled as an undergraduate at King’s in 1966 to read History.

He graduated in 1969 and a year later joined the Times of India in Mumbai as assistant editor and worked for the paper for 15 years, eventually becoming editor of the Sunday Times. On leaving he set up his own publishing company, Kaagaz International, which brings out magazines on the arts and environmental development.

Gautam is a founder member of the Development Research and Action Group, which has worked with tribal groups in Maharashtra, manages an organic farm in Haryana, and runs a school and women’s skills centre in Delhi. He is on the board of several NGOs and has served on a number of government committees for the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He is President of Vasant Vihar Welfare Association.

Gautam is the author of several books including Altering Structures: Innovative Experiments at the Grassroots and The New Political Leadership. Some King’s alumni attended the launch of his latest book, Diary of an Organic Farmer.