Aakar Patel is a syndicated columnist who has edited English and Gujarati tabloids and broadsheets. His translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Urdu non-fiction, Why I Write (2014), was published in 2014. He was executive director of Amnesty International India till November 2019. Our Hindu Rashtra What It Is. How We Got Here (2020) is his latest publication.