Siddhartha Deb was just shortlisted for the Orwell Prize—the UK’s most prestigious award for political writing—for his book The Beautiful & the Damned: Life in The New India.
"The language of the Internet is English. And that is absolutely contributing to the disappearance of languages. On the other hand, modern technology allows linguists to capture and store endangered languages."
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Lavin speaker Jared Diamond, speaking at The Los Angeles Museum of Natural History.