NISID HAJARI is Asia Editor for Bloomberg View, the editorial board of Bloomberg News, and author of Midnight's Furies: The Deadly Legacy of India's Partition, winner of the Colby Award for military and international affairs. The book is also a finalist for the Council on Foreign Relations' Arthur Ross Book Award and the Shakti Bhatt Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2015 by the Seattle Times, NPR, the Daily Beast, Quartz, Amazon and Shelf Awareness.
Hajari writes columns on politics, history and economics, and edits Bloomberg's commentary from Asia. Earlier, he spent 10 years as a top editor at Newsweek International and Newsweek magazine in New York, where he was responsible for the day-to-day running of the print magazine, overseeing Newsweek's global team of correspondents and editors. During his tenure, the magazine won over 50 awards for its foreign coverage, which included the first exhaustive investigation of the hunt for Osama bin Laden and several critically-lauded special issues on China, Iran and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From 1997 to 2001, Hajari worked as a writer and editor for TIME magazine in Hong Kong. There he helped build up TIME's fledgling Asian edition, winning two General Excellence awards from the Society of Publishers in Asia. Before moving to Asia, he spent time as a rock critic for Entertainment Weekly and a book critic for the Village Voice Literary Supplement.
Hajari helped edit the best-selling 2014 essay collection Reimagining India: Unlocking the Potential of Asia's Next Superpower. He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Financial Times, Esquire, Slate, Businessweek and Conde Nast Traveler, among other publications. He has also appeared as a commentator on foreign affairs for CNN, BBC, NBC, MSNBC, CBC and National Public Radio. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former East-West Center Fellow.
Hajari graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 1990 and earned a Master's in Comparative Literature from Columbia University in 1996. He has lived in Seattle, New York, Hong Kong, New Delhi and London. He and his wife, Melinda Page, currently live in Singapore.