Jerry Pinto

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About the Author

Jerry Pinto began working at the age of 16. He was then a mathematics tutor. Somewhere along the way, a friend suggested journalism and at the age of 21, he began to be published in the newspapers. After spending ten years free-lancing, teaching mathematics writing television scripts and audio-documentaries and indulging in sundry other acts of journalism, he got a real job with an alleged media company that was actually into selling space and was only peripherally interested in news. His first book was Surviving Women(Penguin India, 2000) a manual of gender politics, written for confused Indian men, which has gone into several reprints. Bombay Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai.In 2006, Helen: The Life and Times of an H Bomb was released. The book won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema. He is on the board of directors of MelJol, an NGO that works in the child rights space. He is a Committee Member of the Indian PEN and a member of the Poetry Circle, Mumbai.

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