ANIKET ALAM is Senior Assistant Editor at Economic and Political Weekly. He’s done a Ph.D. in History and worked as a journalist with The Hindu and with donor and development organisations. His book Becoming India: Western Himalayas under British Rule was published earlier this year.
NABANIPA BHATTACHARJEE teaches Sociology at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, New Delhi.
DEVIKA CARIAPA is a writer with a background in Archaeology, specialising in prehistoric art. She writes extensively for children.
GITI CHANDRA is a Senior Lecturer in English at St.Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. Her Ph.D. thesis is from Rutgers University, USA. Her first book, Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable (Macmillan UK/USA) is due out in December 2008.
SHIVAJI DAS has been a science and technology journalist. He is now about to pursue a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
CHIRASHREE DAS GUPTA is Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Policy and Public Finance, Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna and works on the political economy of state-society relations.
PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is an educator and an independent journalist whose works cuts across different media – print, radio, television and documentary cinema.
TRISHA GUPTA is a Delhi-based anthropologist and freelance writer.
KAISER HAQ is Professor of English at Dhaka University and a poet, translator and essayist. His books include Published in the Streets of Dhaka: Collected Poems (Writers.ink, Dhaka) and the translated Wonders of Vilayet (Chronicle Books, Delhi), Selected Poems of Shamsur Rahman (Pathak Samabesh, Dhaka) and Urukkoo(forthcoming from Penguin India).
JOHN HARRISS is Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada and Director of the School for International Studies. A social anthropologist by training and vocation, he has long-standing interests in the political economy of development, and in politics and society in South Asia. He has
engaged in debates on the concept of social capital and about civil society and politics, and popular representation, especially with regard to India.
RAKESH KALSHIAN is a journalist who writes on the politics of environment and development. He heads the Environment programme of Panos South Asia and has edited two of their publications: On the Brink: Desperate Energy Pursuits in South Asia (2006) and Caterpillar and the Mahua Flower: Tremors in India’s Mining Districts (2007).
MALAVIKA KARLEKAR researches on archival photograps and is the author of Re-visioning the Past: Early Photography in Bengal 1875-1915. She is also the coeditor of the Indian Journal of Gender Studies.
STUTI KHANNA has recently completed her Ph.D. from Oxford University. She worked on the fiction of James Joyce and Salman Rushdie.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
HARJOT OBEROI teaches South Asian History at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His book, The Construction of Religious Boundaries, was awarded the Best First Book Prize by the American Academy of Religion in 1994. He has published extensively on the formation of religious identities and secularism in modern India.
D. NARASIMHA REDDY has been a Professor of Economics and former Dean at the School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad, and is presently Visiting Professor, Institute for Human Development.
CHRIS PATTEN was appointed Governor of Hong Kong in 1992, a position he held until 1997 when he oversaw the return of Hong Kong to China. His biography Not Quite the Diplomat is published by Penguin. His most recent book, What Next? Surviving the 21st Century was published by Allen Lane in October this year.
IRA PANDE is Chief Editor, IIC Publications Division. Her memoir, Diddi: My Mother’s Voice was published by Penguin in 2005. T’Ta Professor, Manohar Shyam Joshi’s Hindi novel, translated by her into English, was published earlier this year.
JERRY PINTO is a poet, anthologist and journalist who lives in Mumbai. He is at work on his first novel.
JOHANN ROUSSELOT studied photography at the "75" (High School of Photography), Brussels, and is a Member of Oeil Public agency since June 2001. He is the winner of the French Kodak Photography Award 2007 for his work about youth in the Balkans region titled ‘Balkans ! Beauty within the Beast’.
MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in New Delhi.
MUKUL SHARMA is a former editor of Science Today magazine and is presently Consultant Editor, Times of India. He also writes a bi-weekly spiritual column for the Economic Times.
BRIAN STODDART is a writer and consultant with a long interest in South Asian affairs, and is a constant
visitor to China.