Rasheed Kidwai

Rasheed Kidwai is Visiting Fellow at Observer Research Foundation. He tracks politics and governance in India.

Rasheed was formerly associate editor at The Telegraph, Calcutta. He earlier worked with The Asian Age, Asian News International (ANI) and National Herald.

A political analyst, Rasheed has written four books:

  • Neta Abhineta — Star Power in Indian Politics (Hachette, 2018)
  • Ballot: Ten Indian Elections that have Impacted India since the Independence (Hachette, 2018)
  • 24 Akbar Road (Hachette, 2013 and 2011)
  • Sonia — A Biography (Penguin; 2011, 2009 and 2003)


He is currently working on two books: on the life and contribution of 14 post-Independent Indian prime ministers from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi; and on Italian prisoners of war during the World War II.

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