Sadanand Dhume is a writer and journalist based in Washington, DC and New Delhi, and a columnist for WSJ.com. He is currently writing a nonfiction book on the new Indian middle class set in Delhi. His first book, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, was published in four countries: Australia (Text Publishing), America (Skyhorse Publishing, an affiliate of W. W. Norton), Indonesia (Ufuk Press) and India (Tranquebar Press).
Between 1999 and 2004 Sadanand lived in Asia. He served as India bureau chief of the Far Eastern Economic Review and as Indonesia correspondent of FEER and The Wall Street Journal Asia. As a freelance writer he continues to contribute essays op-eds and reviews to, among others, Foreign Policy, Forbes, Commentary, YaleGlobal and the Washington Post. 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).
Sadanand holds a master’s degree in international relations from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, a master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Delhi. His Twitter handle is dhume01.