ALICE ALBINIA’S novel Leela’s Book (2011) was narrated in part by Ganesh, the Mahabharata’s scribe. It was shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2012, and longlisted for the DSC South Asian Prize for Literature 2013.
BHASWATI CHAKRABORTY is Associate Editor of The Telegraph, and formerly Reader in English, Presidency College, Calcutta. She has translated into Bengali Amartya Sen’s Identity and Violence and written a book on violence against women in public spaces in Bengali, called Pothe Bipade.
ANTARA DAS has studied English Literature at Jadavpur University and has previously worked with Hindustan Times, The Indian Express and The Hindu.
MANDAKINI DUBEY is a freelance editor based in Delhi. She has previously taught Literature for several years in the United States, before and after completing her PhD in English from Duke University in 2003.
DILIP BOBB is Group Editor, Features & Special Projects, at The Indian Express.
COLIN COOPER is a writer and editor based in Kathmandu.
ELLA DATTA is an art writer. Till recently, she was the Tagore National Fellow for Cultural Research at the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. She is currently curating an exhibition of Jamini Roy’s works for the NGMA.
WARISHA FARASAT is a lawyer.
GOWHAR FAZILI is a research scholar at the Department of Sociology, DSE, University of Delhi. He is from Kashmir.
SHOHINI GHOSH is Sajjad Zaheer Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia.
SHARMISTHA GOOPTU is a film scholar and Founding Trustee of the South Asia Research Foundation.
SREEDHEVI IYER is an Indian-Malaysian living in Australia. She has written for The Selangor Times, The New Straits Times, The Malaysian Sunday Mail.
SONIA JABBAR has been deeply engaged with Kashmir since 1995 as a human rights activist, writer and journalist, photographer and filmmaker.
MALAVIKA KARLEKAR is Co-editor Indian Journal of Gender Studies, with an interest in archival photographs. Her Visual Histories ~ Photography in the
Popular Imagination (OUP) is just out.
ADNAN MAHMUTOVIC is Bosnian-Swedish author and lecturer in literature at Stockholm University. His works include Ways of Being Free (criticism),
Thinner than a Hair (novel), and How to Fare Well and Stay Fair (short stories).
AAKAR PATEL is a writer and columnist. His translation of Saadat Hasan Manto’s non-fiction essays will be published this year.
SHAHNAZ ROUSE teaches Sociology at Sarah Lawrence College. She is the author of Shifting Body Politics: Gender, Nation, State, Women Unlimited (2004). She is currently working on a project entitled, “Landscapes of Desire” about Lahore during the colonial period, 1849-1947.
MALINI SARAN co-authored, with Vinod C. Khanna, The Ramayana in Indonesia (Ravi Dayal, 2004). She has also published several articles on Indian and Indonesian narrative traditions.
MANISHA SETHI is currently a Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Otherwise, she teaches at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia.
PRAVEENA SHIVRAM is a writer based in Chennai and one of the winners of the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She is currently the
Consultant Editor of Culturama, a cultural magazine for expatriates.
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
TRIDIP SUHRUD works at the Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad.