Sadanand Dhume
  • Sadanand Dhume

  • Born: New Delhi, India.

  • Description: Sadanand Dhume is a writer and journalist based in Washington, DC. His first book, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with an Indonesian Islamist, is published by Text Publishing in Australia, and by Skyhorse Publishing, an affiliate of W. W. Norton, in the United States.

    Part travelogue, part memoir, My Friend the Fanatic charts the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim country and one long considered the least hospitable to any kind of religious fundamentalism.

    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 FEER and WSJ, as well as to, among others, 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).


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