Kota Neelima is a political author and has been a journalist for over 23 years in New Delhi. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Delhi. Neelima was Senior Research Fellow, South Asia Studies at The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. She was a political editor for The Sunday Guardian newspaper and principal correspondent for The Indian Express covering politics. She writes on farmer suicides, women farmers, gender and issues concerning the rural poor and electoral reforms.Kota Neelima is a political author and has been a journalist for over 23 years in New Delhi.