Kapil Komireddi is an Indian author and essayist. His commentary, criticism, and journalism – from South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East – have appeared, among other leading publications, in the Economist, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the Guardian, the Jewish Chronicle, and the Spectator. His first book, “Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India”, was selected as a notable book by the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement, and named a ‘Book of the Year’ by Indian Today and Business Standard.
Books by Kapil Komireddi
Interviews with Kapil Komireddi
As the world’s biggest democracy, India could be an inspiring example of how a multiethnic, multilingual country with many different religions can come together to form a vibrant state with equality enshrined in its constitution. But all that is in danger of going down the drain, as the country transforms into a brutally exclusionary Hindu-supremacist state under the leadership of Narendra Modi, says Kapil Komireddi, essayist and author of Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India. Here, he talks us through how the country got to where it is now and recommends five books that present a “comprehensive picture” of contemporary India.