Aakar Patel is a syndicated columnist who has edited English and Gujarati newspapers. His books include Why I Write, a translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Urdu non-fiction (2014), Our Hindu Rashtra: What It Is. How We Got Here, a study of majoritarianism in India and Pakistan (2020), Price of the Modi Years, a history of India after 2014 (2021), The Anarchist Cookbook, a guide on why and how to protest (2022), and the novel After Messiah (2023). His work reimagining South Asia, The Case for Akhand Bharat, is out in 2024. He is the Chair of Amnesty International India.