MEENA ALEXANDER is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York and a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow
in poetry. Her books of poetry include Quickly Changing River, Raw Silk, and Illiterate Heart (Winner of the PEN Open Book Award) all published by TriQuarterly
Books/ Northwestern University Press. She is the author of the memoir Fault Lines and editor of Indian Love Poems. Her book of essays Poetics of Dislocation is
forthcoming in November from the University of Michigan Poets on Poetry series.
JANE BHANDARI has authored two volumes of poetry, Single Bed and Aquarius and two collections of short stories for children, The Round Square Chapatti and The
Long Thin Jungle. Her poems are included in We Speak In Changing Languages, the Sahitya Akademi anthology of Indian Women Poets 1990-2007. She also co-ordinates
‘Loquations’, a Mumbai poetry reading group.
RUPLEENA BOSE is an Assistant Professor of English Literature at Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. She also writes for feature and documentary films.
SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is a poet, novelist and translator. She has translated leading Bengali poets Sukumar Ray (published by Penguin India) and Joy Goswami
(forthcoming), and has authored several children’s books, both fiction and poetry, for Puffin and Scholastic. The Sahitya Akademi published her poetry collection Sight
May Strike You Blind. Her novel Rupture is just out from HarperCollins Publishers India.
NEETA DESHPANDE is a freelance writer based in Bangalore.
MAHMOOD FAROOQUI is a Delhi-based Dastango and is translating Habib Tanvir’s memoirs into English.
TRISHA GUPTA has an M.Phil. in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University. She currently works as a journalist for Tehelka magazine.
AMRITA KUMAR is the author of Damage (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2009).
C. S. LAKSHMI is a researcher in Women’s Studies and a Tamil writer who writes under the pseudonym Ambai. She is currently the Director of SPARROW (Sound and
Picture Archives for Research on Women).
ARUL MANI teaches English at St.Joseph’s College, Bangalore.
LATA MANI is the author of SacredSecular: Contemplative Cultural Critique, and co-compiler of the online resource, The Tantra Chronicles.
A.G. KRISHNA MENON is a practicing architect, urban planner and academic who has been involved in the formulation of the Master Plan of Delhi - 2021.
VRINDA NABAR is a critic and freelance journalist. She is a former Chair of English at Mumbai University and the author of the academic bestseller Caste as Woman.
DIYA MEHRA is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin and a researcher in Anthropology at the Centre de Sciences
Humaines de New Delhi.
NAINTARA MAYA OBEROI is a freelance writer based in Delhi.
JERRY PINTO is Executive Editor of Man’s World.
FRANCES PRITCHETT is Professor of Modern Indic Languages in the Dept. of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. She is working
on “A Desertful of Roses”, an online commentary on the Urdu ghazals of Ghalib (linked from www.columbia.edu/~fp7 ).
SUMANA ROY teaches at the Department of Humanities, Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College. Her first novel, Love in the Chicken’s Neck, was longlisted for
the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.
SUDEEP SEN is an award-winning poet, essayist, translator and editor. He is the author of Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems (HarperCollins). His new work
appears in publications by Granta, Norton, Penguin and HarperCollins. He is editorial director of Aark Arts and editor of Atlas. [www.atlasaarkarts.net].
MENKA SHIVDASANI is a founder member of Poetry Circle. She has published two books of poetry, Nirvana at Ten Rupees (1990) and Stet (2001), and is also cotranslator
of Freedom and Fissures, an anthology of Sindhi Partition Poetry (Sahitya Akademi).
VINAY SITAPATI is Assistant Editor at the Indian Express. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008.
SRIDALA SWAMI’s first collection of poems, A Reluctant Survivor, published by The Sahitya Akademi in June 2007, was reprinted in 2008 and short-listed for The
Shakti Bhatt First Book Award the same year. Her work features in The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (ed. Jeet Thayil, UK: Bloodaxe, 2008) and in Not
A Muse (ed. Katie Rogers and Viki Holmes, Hong Kong: Haven Books, 2009). She lives in Hyderabad, India, and blogs at The Spaniard In The Works.
SABITHA T. P. teaches English Literature at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. She is an occasional art-critic and writes poetry in English and Malayalam.