ANVAR ALIKHAN works in advertising and writes occasionally, about business, travel and history.
KARISHMA ATTARI is freelance writer and reviewer based in Mumbai.
AMITABHA BAGCHI's first novel, Above Average (HarperCollins India, 2007) has sold more than 25,000 copies. He teaches Computer Science at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi.
PRADIP BHATTACHARYA is a PhD in Comparative Literature on the Mahabharata and is the author of over 30 books. He retired from the Indian Administrative Services as Additional Chief Secretary & Chairman State Planning Board.
SIDDHARTH CHOWDHURY is the author of Patna Roughcut (Picador, 2005) and Day Scholar (Picador, 2010). He works as an Editorial Consultant with Manohar Publishers.
SAUGATO DATTA is a development economist and journalist. He writes principally about economics, but has also written about books and music for The Economist, where he was till recently a correspondent.
BIBEK DEBROY is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi.
AMLAN DAS GUPTA teaches English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
TRISHA GUPTA is a Delhi-based writer, critic and editor. Her published writing is archived on her blog Chhotahazri (trishagupta.blogspot.com).
BHARATI JAGANNATHAN teaches History at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She researched the Srivaisnava religious tradition in early medieval Tamil Nadu for her doctoral dissertation, and is currently working on women in the Ramayana. She writes fiction, both for children and adults.
SHIKHA JHINGAN teaches at the Department of Journalism, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. She is a doctoral student at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her dissertation examines the performance, practices and circulation of the female voice in Hindi film songs.
ANUPAMA KAPSE is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, City University of New York. Her current projects include a book on melodrama and early moving image culture in India and a co-edited collection of essays that focuses on the global exchange of silent film, Border Crossings: Silent
Cinema and the Politics of Space (with Jennifer Bean and Laura Horak, forthcoming from Indiana University Press).
TABISH KHAIR'S new novel, The Thing About Thugs, has been nominated for the Hindu Best Fiction Prize, the Man Asian Literary Prize and the DSC Prize. He teaches English Literature at the University of Aarhus.
ASHUTOSH KUMAR is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, Panjab University.
HIMANSHU KUMAR is a renowned social activist who has been working with the tribals of Bastar for last
MADHURESH KUMAR is a social activist and National Organiser of National Alliance of People's Movements.
ARKOTONG LONGKUMER is a Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He is a native of Nagaland and has worked for many years with the Nagas of Assam and Nagaland.
ARUL MANI teaches English at St. Joseph's College, Bangalore.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and, currently Senior Fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Her latest book is Poetry in a Time of Terror: Essays in the Postcolonial Preternatural (Oxford University Press, 2010).
BARADWAJ RANGAN is a National Award-winning film critic. He is currently Deputy Editor, The Hindu.
AJAI SAHNI is Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management and South Asia Terrorism Portal; Editor, South Asia Intelligence Review; Executive Editor, Faultlines: Writings on Conflict & Resolution. He has researched and written extensively on issues relating to conflict, politics and development in South
Asia, and has participated in advisory projects undertaken for various National and State Governments.
ARINDAM SEN is member, Central Committee, CPI(ML) and Director, Indian Institute of Marxist Studies, Kolkata.
AVEEK SEN is Senior Assistant Editor (editorial pages) of The Telegraph, Calcutta. He read English Literature at Jadavpur University, Calcutta, and University College, Oxford, and taught English at St Hilda's College, Oxford. He won the 2009 Infinity Award for Writing on Photography given by the International Center of Photography,
RAHUL SHARMA is the former Editor of Khaleej Times, Dubai and is currently President, Public Affairs, Genesis Burson-Marstellar, India.
RATNAKAR TRIPATHY edits www.bihardays.com and is currently engaged in research on the state of dialects in the Hindi heartland. His most recent essay on the subject (co-authored with Jitendra Verma) is "Identities in ferment: Reflections on the predicament of Bhojpuri cinema and language in Bihar", in Indian Media and the Politics of Change, Routledge, 2011.