R Jagannathan

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R Jagannathan
BornRaghavan Jagannathan
💼 Occupation
Author, Editorial Director, Swarajya
Former Editor-in-chief of Firstpost, Moneycontrol and Forbes India

R. Jagannathan (full name: Raghavan Jagannathan[1]) is an Indian journalist and author who serves as the editorial director of Swarajya, an Indian magazine.[2] He has written a book The Job Crisis In India.


Journalistic career[edit]

He assumed position of editorial director of Swarajya in December 2015.[3] Before that, he was appointed as editor-in-chief of all Network18 publications including the online news website FirstPost.com and Moneycontrol.com as well as Forbes India in 2013.[4][5] He left Network18 group in November 2015.[6]

He has previously written for or edited publications such as The Financial Express,[7] Business Standard,[8] Daily News and Analysis, The Times of India and BusinessWorld.[9] He refers to himself as Jaggi.[10]

Literary career[edit]

He has written a book The Job Crisis In India which was published by Macmillan Publishers. Book has received positive reception from reviewers and critics.[11][12][13][14]


  1. R Jagannathan (2011-06-24). "Next superpower? We can't even get our own names right…". Firstpost. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  2. "About Author". swarajyamag.com. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  3. "Islamic State, RSS And The Lazy Intellectualism Of Ramchandra Guha".
  4. Unnikrishnan, C. H. (2013-03-22). "R. Jagannathan named editor-in-chief of Network18 group publications". Livemint. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  5. "State's eagerness to hang 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon doesn't quite pass the smell test".
  6. "R Jagannathan moves from Firstpost to Swarajya as Editorial Director". The News Minute. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  7. "Editorials". The Financial Express. 2001-11-30. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  8. "R Jagannathan: Renewing the Indian Union". Business Standard. 2005-02-22. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  9. "Why Lingayats, and pretty much all other communities, crave minority status in India".
  10. "Network18 promotes R Jagannathan as editor-in-chief, web and publishing". Afaqs.com. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-11-06.
  11. J, Prashanth Perumal (2018-10-20). "The Jobs Crisis in India review: Labour market". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  12. "The Jobs Crisis in India: An account of a real problem that some fail to understand, and some pretend not to". Firstpost. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  13. Last Updated: Oct 21, 2018, 01.20 PM IS (2018-10-21). "Job crisis in India: Book advises to prepare for short-term work options". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-01-29.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. Madhavan, N. "The spectre of jobless growth". @businessline. Retrieved 2020-01-29.

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