About Atul K Thakur

Atul K Thakur is a Journalist, Writer and Policy Practitioner, with specialisation in the interface of politics and economics. His interest of writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of international affairs, with special focus on South Asia.

As an author/editor, his latest book is India since1947:Looking Back at a Modern Nation/Niyogi Books, an anthology on modern India. Now, he is editing the next volume with keeping in mind, India in future -- and writing a book that will have bearing on the contemporary political and social history of South Asia. His profile has been featured in The Economic TimesThe Financial ExpressThe HinduThe Kathmandu PostThe Friday TimesThe Asian AgeThe Times of IndiaDown to Earth,among others.

As a journalist/columnist, he wrote for publications include: The Hindu, The Pioneer, The Kathmandu Post, The Daily Star, Businessworld, Governance Now, Tehelka, The Friday Times, The Himalayan Times, Mainstream, Seven Sisters Post, The Financial World, India Quarterly, Strategic Analysis, Warscapes, NewsYaps, IBN Live, India America Today, INCLUSION, New Spotlight, Rising Kashmir, The Kashmir Monitor, The Kashmir Walla, Kashmir Reader, Kashmir Dispatch. He is also a literary critic, having reviewed hundreds of books for leading publications in India and abroad.

He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and has worked across the sectors, spanning consultancy, policy research and media. He can be reached at atul@skoch.in.