KARISHMA ATTARI co-edits Prithvi Notes, journal of Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai.
ASHOK K. BEHURIA is a Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and he works on Politics of Ethno-national Identity in South Asia. Currently he is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. The views expressed here do not in any way represent the views of the organization he is working for.
WILLIAM DALRYMPLE’s most recent book, White Mughals (Penguin) won the Wolfson Prize for History. A stage version by Christopher Hampton has just been commissioned by the National Theatre.
MAHMOUD DARWISH is an acclaimed poet, activist and journalist, one of the most powerful interpreters of the exile and hopes of the Palestinian people.
ANUPREETA DAS is a journalist and a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University.
SIDDHARTHA DEB is based in New York and writes for a number of British, American and Indian newspapers and magazines. His first novel, The Point of Return was published to critical acclaim by Picador in 2002. He is currently finishing his second novel.
ROSE GEORGE writes for the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian and the Sunday Telegraph. Her book, A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World (Penguin, 2004), is a major intervention in contemporary discussion of asylum and refuge.
RULA HALAWANI is a Palestinian freelance photojournalist and the founder of the Department of Photography at Birzeit University, Palestine, where she also teaches. She has received numerous awards, including, the Grant award from “International Mother Jones”, San Francisco, award of the Palestinian Journalist Union, and the Ministry of Culture & Arts, Palestine. Some of her recent exhibitions have been Negative Incursion (Art Car museum, USA, 2003) and Jerusalem: The Warm Light Still There (The Museum of the city of Rome, 2002).
KAISER HAQ is professor of English at Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He has published four collections of poetry and a number of other works, including The Wonders of Vilayet (Peepal Tree, 2001), the only English translation of an excellent Persian memoir of a visit to Europe by a Bengali Munshi in 1765.
MINI KAPOOR is Senior Editor, The Indian Express.
VATSALA KAUL is a freelance journalist and writer in New Delhi.
TABISH KHAIR is Associate Professor at Aarhus University, Denmark, and a critic, poet and writer. His latest book is the novel, The Bus Stopped (Picador, 2004).
He has just edited Other Routes, an anthology of Asian and African travel writing from before 1900, due from Indiana University Press (USA) and Signal Books (UK) in 2005.
MANJARI KHAN is a former teacher of English Literature and freelance writer based in Kerala.
CHARLES LOCK is Professor of English Literature, University of Copenhagen.
PRATAP BHANU MEHTA is President, Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. His most recent book is The Burdens of Democracy (Penguin 2003).
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is a poet and Professor of Linguistics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. Her forthcoming book of poems is titled, The Yellow Hibiscus.
KALPISH RATNA is the pseudonym under which Kalpana Swaminathan and Ishrat Syed write together. They edited the Books Page of the Sunday Observer and work as surgeons in Mumbai.
NILANJANA S. ROY is a freelance writer based in Delhi.
RASHMI SADANA is a Research Fellow and Lecturer in Anthropology at Columbia University, New York.
PRADIP SAHA is Managing Editor of Down to Earth, a science and environment fortnightly and Associate Director of Centre for Science and Environment.
SEBASTIÃO SALGADO has travelled to over 100 countries for his photographic projects condensed in books including, Other Americas, Sahel el fin del camino, Workers: An Archaeology of the Industrial Era and Migrations. His most recent project is Genesis, a series of black and white photographs of landscapes, wildlife and human aspects including world heritage sites.
JAI ARJUN SINGH is a bibliophile, and works as a feature writer with Business Standard newspaper. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SANJAY SIPAHIMALANI is a writer working in an advertising agency in Gurgaon.
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA (email@example.com) is Director, School of Convergence and a journalist with over 27 years of experience in various media—print, radio, television and the Internet. He has co-authored a book A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand and directed a documentary Idiot Box or Window of Hope.
ANANYA VAJPEYI is with the Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace, New Delhi and Waag Society for Old and New Media, Amsterdam.