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: The Hidden World of Mormon Polygamy 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.