Mandira Nayar is a senior special correspondent with The Week. She has over 16 years of experience working in journalism for 16 years writing on history, culture and foreign policy. Prior to The Week, she has worked with The Hindu and the Telegraph. Mandira was awarded the Charles Wallace fellowship in 2015 for her extensive research on the First World War. She has a Post Graduate in Mass Communication from the prestigious Sophia Polytechnic in Mumbai and has studied History from Delhi University.