Gautam Adhikari Click to download hi-resolution image

Expertise: India, South Asia, secular humanism/religious politics, global trends in liberalism, media and democracy

Gautam Adhikari is a senior fellow at American Progress, working on U.S.-India relations and global progressive values. He is the founding editor of Mumbai’s Daily News and Analysis and was the executive editor of the Times of India. He has held several academic and public policy fellowships, including serving as a resident fellow and adjunct lecturer in public policy at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, a J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro fellow at George Washington University, and senior resident fellow at the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy.

Adhikari has published widely in the popular and academic press. His books include The Intolerant Indian: Why We Must Rediscover a Liberal SpaceIndia: The First 50 Years; and Conflict and Civilisation.

By Gautam Adhikari
Watchdog or lapdog? Why authoritarian leaders like to brand the media as ‘enemy of the people’The Times of IndiaAugust 10, 2018
Bliss and foreboding: We could be past liberal democracy’s finest hour, leaving our children less free than usThe Times of IndiaJune 9, 2018
A scuttled deal: Trump has chosen to please core supporters at home, his rich Arab friends and the Israeli regimeThe Times of IndiaMay 12, 2018
This thing called race – From America to Wakanda: Bouncing white boys at a movie theatre tell a new storyThe Times of IndiaApril 14, 2018
India in the world: Too obsessed with legacy, it must focus on the present to succeedThe Times of IndiaMarch 17, 2018
Is Democracy Dying?The Times of IndiaFebruary 16, 2018
Big Questions About South AsiaU.S. News & World ReportAugust 25, 2017
Clash of Nationalisms: The Battle is Now Properly Joined Between its Inclusionary and Exclusionary VersionsThe Times of IndiaMarch 18, 2017
Intolerance RisingThe Huffington PostMarch 9, 2017
The Global Rise of ‘Us vs. Them’ PoliticsThe Wall Street JournalMarch 21, 2016