STEPHEN ALTER is the author of more than 15 books of fiction and non-fiction, most of which are set in the Himalayas. His most recent
book is Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime (Aleph, 2014).
PRADIP BHATTACHARYA is a comparative mythologist whose PhD is on the Mahabharata. He retired as Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal.
GITI CHANDRA is Associate Professor at the Dept. of English, St Stephen’s College, Delhi. She has taught in and been a fellow at Rutgers
University, New Jersey. She is the author of Narrating Violence, Constructing Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable (Macmillan
UK/US, 2009) and the Young Adult fantasy novels The Fang of Summoning (Hachette, 2010) and its sequel, The Bones of Stars (Hachette, 2013).
BRINDA DATTA is a tea planter’s daughter who did most of her schooling in Darjeeling. She is a graphic designer, who specialises in publication
design and is Managing Editor and Publisher of Biblio.
SHARMISTHA GOOPTU is a film scholar and joint editor of the journal South Asian History and Culture.
OMKAR GOSWAMI is an economist who is the Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited, a research, consulting and advisory organisation.
SALMAN HAIDAR is a former diplomat who held ambassadorial assignments in Bhutan, China and the UK and served in Egypt, Afghanistan
and the UN. He retired as Foreign Secretary.
PREM SHANKAR JHA is a former editor of Financial Express and The Economic Times. He was the principal economic columist and later
economic editor of the Times of India from 1970 to 1986. He is the author of India: A Political Economy of Stagnation(1980), The Perilous Road to
the Market - Political Economy of Reform in Russia, India and China (2001) , and Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger: Can China and India dominate
the West (2009).
TABISH KHAIR’s The New Xenophobia, will be published by Oxford University Press in January 2016.
I P KHOSLA is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service and served in a number of neighbouring countries: as India’s Representative in
Bhutan; High Commissioner to Bangladesh; Ambassador to Afghanistan as well as Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs. He is the author
of several books including Underdogs End Empires (Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2010).
NAYANJOT LAHIRI is Professor at the Department of History, University of Delhi. Author of several books, her most recent work is Ashoka
in Ancient India (Permanent Black & Harvard University Press).
RANJIT LAL has written over 25 books for children and adults, and has a keen interest in natural history, birds, dogs and automobiles.
VIKRAM LALL is an architect and academic and author of Architecture of the Buddhist World.
DEB MUKHARJI is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service and was Ambassador to Nepal. He is the author of Magic of Nepal and
A Quest Beyond the Himalaya.
TILAK SARKAR is a telecom and media entrepreneur based in Singapore.
CHETAN RAJ SHRESTHA is the author of The Kings Harvest (Aleph, 2013) and the recently published novel The Light of His Clan
RATNAKAR TRIPATHY is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna.
GILLIAN WRIGHT is a journalist, author and translator living in New Delhi.