Gautam (pronounced “Gotham”) Narula is a writer and software engineer. He attended the University of Georgia from 2011-2014 and 2017-2018, where he studied Computer Science and Political Science as a Foundation Fellow and National Merit Scholar. He was also an alternate for the 2013 Thiel Fellowship. In 2008, Gautam became involved in the case of death row inmate Troy Davis, and was actively involved until Davis’s execution on September 21, 2011. During that time, he also interned for Amnesty International, a human rights organization. After raising over $11,000  in one month for its publication, he wrote Remain Free, an award-winning memoir detailing his friendship with Davis and years working on the case while exploring the issues that plague the death penalty and our justice system. All the profits from the book will be donated to the Innocence Project, a non-profit that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing.

Gautam has also written a  book on chess and a few Android apps. In the past he was the co-founder and CEO of Circa, a tech startup, and wrote, edited, and occasionally coded for the Georgia Political Review. In his free time, Gautam enjoys reading, writing, programming, playing chess, working out, and making so-bad-they’re-good puns. You can get in touch by emailing gautam[that symbol that goes here]gautamnarula.com or filling out the contact form below.

3 thoughts to “About”

  1. For now, you should contact Mira Nair of Mirabai Films and send her your book about your experiences. She will likely option it and write and direct an independent film.

  2. Congratulations, Gautam. I have been reading your Troy Davis articles. You are a magnificent talent, blessed by the Most High. Please do not allow life to steal your artistic capabilities in the form of neglecting them. Please study film and produce and direct the Troy Davis Story, based on your memoir.

    I am very proud of you for fighting for Troy. Troy has already won the battle, though he was called home early. The purpose of life is to seek and find God/Love and recreate them in everything you do. I look forward to your efforts to beautify our world in the Lord’s Holy Name. Amen

    Everything happens for a reason. Some are sacrificial lambs for the Greater Good. Life is eternal, so it’s no big deal. If Troy had been guilty of killing the officer, we would likely have never heard about the singular energy that produced his unforgettable life. So it is what it is.

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