Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr (1953) is a Hyderabad-born New Delhi-based freelance journalist worked with the Indian Express, India Today, The Gulf Today (Sharjah), tehelka.com, National Review, DNA (Daily News and Analysis), and wrote for The Gulf News, Today (Singapore), Daily Star (Beirut), Deccan Herald (Bangalore), Times of India. He has written Mullah Omar and Robespierre Essays in Politics of Ideas (Rupa; 2005), a collections of his columns he write in The New Sunday Express Magazine between 2000 and 2004, Lokpal, Facts and Arguments (HarAnand; 2011), Indian Politics Since 1991 Reforms and Revivalism (HarAnand; 2013), The Emergency An Unpopular History (HarAnand; 2016) and Rajiv Gandhi to Narendra Modi Broken Polity, Flickering Reforms (Sage Select; 2019).