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Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on March 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
Jessica Bachman with Indian actor-director Randhir Kapoor in India.

While working as a journalist in India in 2009, Jessica Bachman heard a common refrain: older Indians, learning that she had spent several years in Russia, waxed nostalgic about the many Soviet books they had read during their childhood. So many Indians commented on the abundance of Soviet books during the Cold War era that Bachman decided it was a topic worth exploring.  Last summer she finally had her chance, thanks to a Mellon Summer Fellowship for Public Projects in the Humanities, awarded by the UW's Simpson Center for the Humanities.

Jessica Bachman with Indian actor-director...

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