Pulitzer winner Geeta Anand writing family saga

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Mumbai, Jan 30 (PTI) Geeta Anand, the India-originPulitzer prize-winning Wall Street Journal journalist, iscurrently engaged in finding her roots in the subcontinent andpening her family saga.

"It will be through research and interviews that Iwill be writing an exciting and emotional family saga," shetold PTI.

Anand is also the author of The Cure'', the book whichinspired Hollywood film Extraordinary Measures''.

Her grandfather (a Punjabi) hailed from Karachi, buthad to leave the family business and come to Mumbai duringPartition. Her father went to the US from where he returned toMumbai with an American wife and wealth for family business.

So the writing will involve the history of two nations(India and Pakistan), the families, their difficult days, oneof the family members going to US and coming back, the familybusinesses, family separation, misunderstandings (mainly inbusinesses) within the families and finally reconciliationand reunion, Anand said.

The 44-year-old, who was based in New York as specialinvestigative journalist, came back to Mumbai two years backwith her two children and husband to be with her old parentsand joined Wall Street Journal''s India team.

She continues with her investigative work on health,science and environment issues in India.

In an interactive session yesterday at the AmericanCenter where Extraordinary Measures'' was screened, Anand saidshe thoroughly enjoyed seeing her medical investigation workon big screen. "I enjoyed that as it was a differentexperience in my life." (more) PTI LV RSY

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