Sadanand Dhume

Sadanand Dhume is an Indian writer and journalist based in Washington, D.C. who writes on Asian affairs. He is the author of My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, a travel narrative about the rise of fundamentalism in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country.

He served as India bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review and as Indonesia correspondent of FEER and The Wall Street Journal Asia. His essays, op-eds and reviews have also been published in The Washington Post, Forbes, Commentary, YaleGlobal and Foreign Policy. His television appearances include CNN, PBS, BBC World, Al Jazeera International, CNBC Asia and ABC Television; he has also been interviewed by BBC World Service Radio, ABC Radio and ABC Radio (Australia).

In 2007 Dhume was an inaugural Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about the impact of globalization on India. He is represented by Aitken Alexander Associates in London.