Welcome to the website of Kapil Komireddi

Author.  Essayist.  Journalist.


Kapil Komireddi

Welcome to the website of Kapil Komireddi, an essayist, author, and journalist. His first book, Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India, a compressed polemical history of India from Nehru to Narendra Modi, was published to critical and commercial acclaim in the UK (Hurst), India (Westland), and the US (OUP) in 2020. It was selected among the best books of the season by the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement, and named a Book of the Year by India Today and Business Standard.

The Spectator praised Komireddi as the “VS Naipaul of his generation”.

Komireddi has written from numerous conflict zones—including Syria, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan—and interviewed and profiled various world leaders. His commentary, criticism, and journalism—from South Asia, Europe, and the Middle East—appear, among other leading publications, in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, the Indian Express, the Guardian, the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Mail, TIME, Foreign Policy, the Spectator, and the Jewish Chronicle. He also writes speeches for and advises politicians, NGOs, and enterprises in Europe and Asia.

Komireddi is the international editor of Modern Review, a forthcoming global monthly magazine headquartered in London; an international affairs panellist on Monocle24 radio; and he appears on international media, including ABC, CBC, BBC and CNN, to discuss international affairs.

This website, currently under construction, will feature some of his published work.

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