An anthropologist specializing in the study of India, Doranne Jacobson is Director of International Images, a consulting firm. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Columbia University and has lived a total of more than six years in India, conducting extensive research on social change and gender roles. She speaks Hindi, India's national language, and is the author of many books and articles on India. She is also a widely-published photographer. She has led many highly successful tours to India and other parts of Asia.