Sanjiv Bhattacharya

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Sanjiv Bhattacharya is a British journalist, based in the USA. He was born in London and graduated from The University of Cambridge where he studied philosophy. His book, "Secrets and Wives" explores the polygamy west, including the Kingstons, who for over a century have also practiced incest breeding techniques, believing they are descendants from Abraham and Jesus.

A former features editor and current contributing editor for British GQ, he has written for several magazines and newspapers including The Observer,[1] The Daily Telegraph,[2] The Times, The Los Angeles Times,[3] Marie Claire,[4] Maxim and Details.[5] He writes generally about social issues, fringe groups, the entertainment industry and boxing.

In 2006 he wrote and presented the Channel Four documentary The Man With 80 Wives,[6][7] about Warren Jeffs, the fugitive prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was subsequently commissioned by Simon & Schuster to write a book of investigative journalism about Mormon polygamy.

In 2008 he was appointed Editor of GQ India.[8][9]

He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two dogs.


  1. ^ Bhattacharya, Sanjiv (23 May 2004). "Juice on the loose". The Guardian (London). 
  2. ^ Bhattacharya, Sanjiv (24 February 2007). "Leader of the pack". The Daily Telegraph (London). 
  3. ^ To love, honor and belly scratch
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  5. ^ Meet the Mandingos
  6. ^ Belcher, David (20 July 2006). "On the prowl for a preacher". The Herald (Glasgow). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  7. ^ Johns, Ian (20 July 2006). "Low marks for the heartless head". The Times (London). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  8. ^ Brook, Stephen (7 April 2008). "GQ to launch Indian edition". The Guardian (London). Retrieved 11 June 2010. 
  9. ^ "Air India beats British Airways hands down". DNA. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 11 June 2010.