Aakar Patel is a syndicated columnist who has edited English and Gujarati newspapers. His translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s Urdu non-fiction, Why I Write, was published in 2014. His study of majoritarianism in India, Our HinduRashtra: What It Is. How We Got Here, was published in 2020. And his analysis of India’s performance under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Price of the Modi Years, was published in 2021. He is chair of Amnesty International India.