Sadanand Dhume

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Sadanand Dhume
New Delhi, India
Occupation(s)Writer, Journalist
AwardsBernard Schwartz Fellow, Asia Society

Sadanand Dhume is an American writer and journalist based in Washington D.C. He is the author of My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with a Radical Islamist, a travel narrative about the rise of fundamentalism in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country.[1]

In 2007 Dhume was an inaugural Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the Asia Society.[2]

Dhume is a self-identified atheist.[3][4]



  1. ^ Australian. "My Friend the Fanatic by Sadanand Dhume".
  2. ^ "Bernard Schwartz Fellows Program". Asia Society.
  3. ^ "An Indian atheist takes on the Islamist world in Indonesia". The Jakarta Post. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2013.
  4. ^ Dhume, Sadanand. My Friend the Fanatic. Westland. ISBN 978-93-80283-48-7. Retrieved 24 September 2013.