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Swagato Ganguly has been Editorial Page Editor of The Times of India from 2009 to 2021. He obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and has worked since then on editorial pages of Indian newspapers, commenting on national politics and international affairs.

He is currently Research Affiliate, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute,Harvard University; Adjunct Fellow, Gateway House; and Consulting Editor, The Times of India. His contemporary research interests lie in strategic affairs, geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, Indian foreign policy in a complex, transforming world, and history of liberal thought in India. His two most recent books are: (as author) Idolatry and the Colonial Idea of India: Visions of Horror, Allegories of Enlightenment, Routledge 2018; (as anthology editor) Destined to Fight?: India and Pakistan 1990-2017, Times Group Books 2017.

Research Interests:

Geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific region, and Indian foreign policy in a complex, transforming world


Challenges and Opportunities for India in the Post-Pandemic Geopolitical Landscape

Long Journey Home: India’s tryst with destiny’ in the Indo-Pacific

A new Cold War? — Post-Covid, New Delhi must respond to changed strategic environment | The Times of India

The China syndrome: While the world is being Sinified, the resistance is gathering force too | The Times of India

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