Jyoti Thottam, Sisters of Mokama
Jyothi Thottam is a senior opinion editor at The New York Times. Her new book Sisters of Mokama is a history of six Catholic nuns from Kentucky who traveled to India in 1947 to set up a hospital there just as India was breaking free of English rule. Thottam’s own mother is one of the nurses who trained at the hospital, which still exists in a slightly different form today. We talk about what made this venture and the hospital so radical.