Barbara Crossette

Barbara Crossette (born 12 July, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American journalist and instructor in journalism.

She was a foreign correspondent for The New York Times. During her assignment, she was Southeast Asia bureau chief of the newspaper from 1988 to 1991, and later United Nations bureau chief from 1994 to 2001. She is on the advisory board of New York University's Institute for Global Studies.

Lately her articles have appeared in The Nation.


  • India: Old Civilization in a New World. New York: Foreign Policy Association, 2000. ISBN 0871241935 ISBN 978-0871241931
  • The Great Hill Stations of Asia. Basic Books, 1998. ISBN 0813333261 ISBN 978-0813333267
  • So Close to Heaven: The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. ISBN 067941827X ISBN 978-0679418276
  • India Facing the 21st Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1993. ISBN 0253315778 ISBN 978-0253315779


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