NEELANJANA BANERJEE is a writer and editor based between San Francisco, Kolkata and Ahmedabad. She is the co-editor of Indivisible: An Anthology of South Asian American Poetry (University of Arkansas Press, 2010).
SUJIT DATTA is Professor and MK Gandhi Chair, Nelson Mandela Centre For Peace and Conflcit Resolution, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
ANIRUDH DESHPANDE is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi.
SOMAK GHOSHAL read English Literature at University College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship. He is presently an Assistant Editor with the editorial pages of The Telegraph. He writes on literature, politics, music and the visual arts.
SALMAN HAIDAR is a former diplomat, who retired from Indian Foreign Service as Foreign Secretary.
SANDHYA IYER works as a senior feature writer with an English daily in Pune. She writes on books and films, and runs her own blog, Book Nook.
TARAN KHAN is a journalist and filmmaker currently working in Kabul.
SHARMISTHA MOHANTY is author of two novels, Book One and New Life, and the founder-editor of the online journal Almost Island. She teaches at the Creative Writing Masters Programme at the City University of Hong Kong.
PARSHOTAM MEHRA is Professor Emeritus at Panjab University and has written widely on India’s frontiers and the border dispute with China.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
SRINATH RAGHAVAN is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.
NILANJANA S. Roy writes for the Business Standard on books and for the International Herald Tribune on gender issues. She is working on a collection of essays, How To Read in Indian, to be published by HarperCollins India.
MISHI SARAN is a writer based in Shanghai. Her next novel, The Other Side of Light, is set there, and will be published in 2012.
AMBARISH SATWIK is a Delhi-based vascular surgeon and writer. His debut work of fiction Perineum: nether parts of the Empire was published by Penguin in 2007. His polemical commentary on sundry matters involving food, sex, popular culture and pathology appears most often in Time Out. He is currently collaborating with artists to produce graphic non fiction.
AMARTYA SEN is currently the Thomas W Lamont University Professor and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University. In 1998, he won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics for his contributions to work on welfare economics.
MANISHA SETHI teaches at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
MIHIR S. SHARMA is a Delhi-based economist and political scientist. He is currently Senior Assistant Editor at The Indian Express.
JAI ARJUN SINGH is a freelance writer and journalist. He has authored the book Jaane bhi do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983, about the making of the cult comedy film, and has edited The Popcorn Essayists, an anthology of film essays. He writes on the culture blog Jabberwock at http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com
ZORAWAR DAULAT SINGH is a research fellow at the Centre for Policy Alternatives, New Delhi, and co-author of India China Relations: The Border
Issue and Beyond (Viva Books, 2009) and Chasing the Dragon: Will India Catch Up With China? (Pearson Education, 2009).
MADHAVI THAMPI teaches at the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi.
PATRICIA UBEROI is a sociologist. She is Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi.
KUNAL VERMA is a filmmaker and an author. His films include histories of the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy, the National Defence Academy (Standard Bearers) and Indian Military Academy (The Making of a Warrior). His books include Ocean to Sky: India from the Air (Roli Books) and The Long Road to Siachen: The Question Why (Rupa & Co). A 1296-page trilogy covering the Northeast states (the Seven Sisters), Sikkim and North Bengal is due to be released in August 2011.