The Morton Frank Award 2010

Megha Bahree of Forbes wins for her account of the ongoing battle for control of land and natural resources in some of the most remote areas of rural India. Her ambitious reporting uncovers a brutal war between rich and poor for control of this booming economy’s natural wealth. Bahree braved dangerous and lonely places to illuminate the complex, high-stakes battle between left-wing guerrillas, aboriginals, corrupt police, bureaucrats and billionaires fighting over India’s economic future and cultural soul.