David H. Mould is a professor emeritus of media studies at Ohio University. Born in the United Kingdom, he worked as a newspaper and TV journalist before moving to the United States in 1978. He has written articles and essays for a variety of outlets, and produced radio and TV documentaries. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.
In Monsoon Postcards, David H. Mould traverses the Indian Ocean from Madagascar through India and Bangladesh to Indonesia. He offers witty and insightful glimpses into countries linked by history, trade, migration, religion, and a colonial legacy, exploring how they confront an array of contemporary challenges.
Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea and for control of the pipelines. Yet “Stanland” is still, to many, a terra incognita, a geographical blank.