Swapan Dasgupta New Delhi, India

  • Political analyst and commentator
  • Journalist and former newspaper editor
  • Regularly appears on current affairs TV programmes

Biography

Swapan Dasgupta is a political columnist and public policy analyst with 27 years experience based in New Delhi. His columns on contemporary India are published in The Telegraph, Sunday Times of India, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Pioneer, Jagran and Free Press Journal. In addition, he is a regular commentator on politics on Indian TV news channels, viz. NDTV, CNN-IBN, Times Now and Headlines Today.

Swapan has occupied important editorial positions in major Indian newspapers and weeklies. He was the London correspondent of Indian Express from 1995 to 1996. He was Managing Editor of India Today until 2003.

A specialist in Indian politics, Swapan has been on TV panels in every general election since 1998. In 2011-12, he co-hosted the show Politically Incorrect which ran for 35 weeks on NDTV.

Between 1998 and 2004, he was appointed by the Prime Minister as a member of the India-UK Round Table dialogue. He has presented papers on facets of Indian politics at academic seminars hosted by the University of Melbourne, King’s College (London), Reuters Foundation (Oxford) and South Asia Institute (Oxford).

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Videos

Debating Nitish's BJP split (2013)
Debating Nitish's BJP split (2013)
"Is Democracy a convenient crutch for regression?" (2012; starts at 17:45))

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