Sanjiv Bhattacharya

Sanjiv Bhattacharya


I’m presently the US Correspondent for Esquire (UK), which is for men in England; the Editor-in-Chief for DAME, which is for women in America; and a general freelancer for various titles in both countries, for both genders, such as the Telegraph, the Observer, Details, Marie Claire and a handful of others.

I grew up in London, studied at Cambridge and spent five years at GQ in Mayfair. Then I turned freelance and moved to Los Angeles to spend the next nine years writing features about all kinds of things, especially subcultures and fringe groups.

In 2005, I made a documentary about Mormon polygamy, which led to a book on the topic which came out in 2011 on Soft Skull Press. (The 2nd edition comes out in the summer of 2013.)

In 2008 I went to India for a couple of years to edit men’s lifestyle magazines, firstly GQ India in Bombay and then some other titles at the India Today Group in Delhi.

Now, I’m back in LA, blogging, and continuing to work on books and articles and such.

I hope you enjoy the site.



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