KARISHMA ATTARI is a freelance writer and reviewer based in Mumbai.
PROTEETI BANERJEE is a Delhi School of Economics alumni. She has previously worked with Sage Publications under Tejeshwar Singh and currently holds a senior editorial position in a leading publishing house. Her writings have been extensively published in tehelka.com, The National Review, and the
AMITA BAVISKAR is a sociologist whose work addresses the cultural politics of environment and development.
NAMRATA CHATURVEDI is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi.
PRAJNA DESAI is a writer and editor. She was trained as an art historian specialising in Pre-Columbian architecture. She has published in Art in America, Aperture, and The Comics Journal, and is currently working on her first novel.
NEETA DESHPANDE is a freelance writer based in Bangalore.
AMLAN DAS GUPTA teaches English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
KUSUM HAIDAR is a theatre actress and a director. She is a founder-member of ‘Yatrik’ for which she recently directed a play by Mary Zimmerman entitled ‘Metamorphoses’ based on Greek myths. She works with Amal and Nissar Allana’s company ‘Television and Theatre Associates’ and conducts classes in Tai-chi at
the Habitat Centre.
DANISH HUSAIN is a poet, actor, theatre director, and with Mahmood Farooqui has revived the lost art form of storytelling, Dastangoi.
RAKHSHANDA JALIL has completed a study of the Progressive Writers’ Movement; she blogs at www.hindustaniawaaz-rakhshanda.blogspot.com.
ATIYA KHAN is finishing her PhD on the history of the Left movement in Pakistan between 1947 and 1971 at the University of Chicago. She recently won the Wayne Booth Student Prize for excellence in teaching.
STUTI KHANNA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
BRUCE KING is author of Modern Indian Poetry in English, Three Indian Poets, V S Naipaul, The Internationalization of English Literature, Robert Graves, and other books. He lives in Paris.
ADEEL MEHDI teaches English Literature at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA has recently published Partial Recall: Essays on Literature and Literary History (Permanent Black, 2012) and Songs of Kabir (Hachette-Permanent Black/NYRB Classics, 2011). He lives in Dehradun.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
USHA SANYAL is an historian who teaches at the Queens University of Charlotte, USA. She is the author of Devotional Islam and Politics in British India: Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi and His Movement, 1870-1920. (3rd edition from Yoda Press, 2010)
ZACK SHLACHTER has worked in libraries, printing plants, newsrooms, and NGO offices in India and the US, and this Fall will pursue an MA in South Asian history in London. His essay is dedicated to his mother, Amrita, who was baffled when he took an oral history of American race relations to read in Mussoorie as a teenager.
MANASI SUBRAMANIAM is a writer based in Chennai. She works in publishing and blogs at manasis.blogspot.com
ASAD ZAIDI is a Hindi writer. He also runs Three Essays Collective, an independent publishing house.