I am *Ramesh Nagaraj Rao*. "I am the Chair of the DN3 Program and Professor of Communication at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia. I have a BA (Economics, Sociology, Political Science) from St. Joseph´s College/ Bangalore University. I received a post-graduate diploma in journalism from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. I was awarded the prestigious K. M. Munshi award for the 1984 batch of journalism students at the Bhavan.

I worked as a bank officer, a school teacher and a copy editor in India before arriving in the US in 1985. I received an MS in Communication from the University of Southern Mississippi and my PhD in Communication from Michigan State University. I live in Columbus, Georgia, with my wife Sujaya, and son Sudhanva.

I have written numerous articles for regional American newspapers like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Columbia Daily Tribune in Missouri, and the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia as well as national newspapers like The Washington Post (Washington, D. C.) and The Guardian (London). My essays have appeared in "India Abroad" (New York) and I now write regularly for The Pioneer (New Delhi) and for the Patheos, a spirituality and religion website."

I am the author/ editor of the following books:

1. "Gujarat after Godhra - Real Violence, Selective Outrage"
Edited by: Ramesh N. Rao & Koenraad Elst
Publishers: Har-Anand Publications, 2002
Available at: https://vedamsbooks.com/no29728.htm

2. "Coalition Conundrum - The BJP's Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs"
Publishers: Har-Anand Publications, 2001
Available at: https://vedamsbooks.com/no20512.htm

3. "Secular 'Gods' Blame Hindu 'Demons' - The Sangh Parivar through the mirror of distortion"
Publishers: Har-Anand Publications, 2001
Available at: https://vedamsbooks.com/no20509.htm

4. IDRF - Let the Facts Speak
Authors: Ramesh N. Rao, Narayanan Komerath, Chitra Raman, Beloo Mehra and Sugrutha Ramaswamy
Available at: http://idrf.org/dynamic/modules.php?name=Hncontent&pa=showpage&pid=1

5. UPI Essays - Religion and Spirituality of Karma and Dharma
Author: Ramesh N. Rao
Available at: http://religionandspirituality.com/columnists/columns.php?FixtureID=rrao

6. I am an executive council member of the Hindu American Foundation
Available at: http://hafsite.org


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