Sadanand Dhume writes about South Asian political economy, foreign policy, business, and society, with a focus on India and Pakistan. He is also a South Asia columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He has worked as a foreign correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review in India and Indonesia and was a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society in Washington, D.C. His political travelogue about the rise of radical Islam in Indonesia, My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, has been published in four countries.


  • Columnist, Wall Street Journal, 2010-present
  • Indonesia Correspondent, 2000-2004; India Bureau Chief, 1999-2000, Far Eastern Economic Review


M.P.A., Princeton University
M.S., Columbia University
B.A., University of Delhi