John Zubrzycki has been reporting for the Christian Science Monitor from Sydney, Australia, since 2013. He previously reported for the Monitor out of New Delhi from 1995-97 reporting on everything from life in the world's largest slum in Mumbai to the rise of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He also covered South Asia for The South China Morning Post and The Australian newspaper. Most of his journalistic career was spent working for The Australian's Sydney bureau, where he was the editor of the World Commentary section until 2013. He also worked as the newspaper's deputy foreign editor, features editor, and leader writer.
John studied South Asian history and Hindu at the Australian National University in Canberra and is a frequent traveller to India. As well as spending four years there as a correspondent, he was posted as a diplomat at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi. He has also researched and written two biographies set in India: The Last Nizam: The Rise and Fall of India's Greatest Princely State (Panmacmillan 2006), and The Mysterious Mr Jacob: Diamond Merchant, Magician and Spy (Random House).
He is currently working on a biography of the English explorer A. Henry Savage Landor and on a website on developments in the Islamic world.