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5 Husband of a Fanatic by Amitava Kumar Amita Baviskar
6 Property by Valerie Martin and a conversation with the author Kalpish Ratna
8 Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi Nilanjana S. Roy
9 “Writing across the World”—Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Mini Krishnan and Sudeep Sen in a discussion with Susheila Nasta, Founder Editor of Wasafiri
12 “The Shrinking World of Hindi Literature”—An essay on the decline of
Hindi national periodicals and the survival of little magazines
Mahmood Farooqui
14 “The Growth of the History of Sport”—An Essay J.A. Mangan
15 “Field Notes”—A survey of Sports History in the pages of The International Journal for the History of Sport Projit Bihari Mukharji
16 Ali: The Life of Ali Bacher by Rodney Hartman Boria Majumdar
18 Once Upon a Furore: Lost Pages of Indian Cricket by Boria Majumdar Rajdeep Sardesai
19 India’s Captains: from Nayadu to Ganguly by Partab Ramchand Gulu Ezekiel
20 It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance
Armstrong with Sally Jenkins and Every Second Counts by Lance Armstrong with Sally Jenkins
Jai Arjun Singh
22 Boris Becker:The Player by Boris Becker with Robert Lubenoff
and Helmut Sorge; translated from the German by Christian Gotsch
and Mari Roberts
Barry O’Brien
23 Soccer, Women, Sexual Liberation: Kicking off a New Era
edited by Fan Hong and J.A. Mangan
Shamya Dasgupta
25 Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium: Memory, Monument,
edited by Patricia Vertinsky and Sherry McKay
Ravindra Karnena
26 Stories from Indian Football by Jaydeep Basu Kausik Bandyopadhyay
28 Elephas Maximus: A Portrait of the Indian Elephant by
Stephen Alter
Vikramajit Ram
29 “In Search of Asian Nudes” — an exhibition of photographs of ‘Asian Elephants without a Stitch’ Akashendu Das
30 Sindh Ways and Days: Shikar and Other Memories by Pir
Ali Muhammad Rashdi
Kunal Verma
31 The Discovery of Ancient India: Early Archaeologists and the Beginnings of Archaeology by Upinder Singh Himanshu Prabha Ray
32 Studying Early India: Archaeology, Texts, and Historical Issues by Brajadulal Chattopadhyaya K.M. Shrimali
34 The Oxford History of Indian Business by Dwijendra Tripathi Raman Mahadevan
36 In Defense of Globalization by Jagdish Bhagwati Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
37 Dalits’ Struggle For Identity: Andhra and Hyderabad, 1900-1950 by Chinna Rao Yagati Adapa Satyanarayana
38 Joothan: A Dalit Life by Om Prakash Valmiki; translated from
the Hindi
by Arun Prabha Mukherjee
Badri Narayan
KAUSIK BANDYOPADHYAY is Senior Lecturer in History at North Bengal University and Assistant Editor, Soccer and Society (Frank Cass, London).

AMITA BAVISKAR works on the cultural politics of environment and development. She is the author of In the Belly of the River: Tribal Conflicts over Development in the Narmada Valley and has edited the anthology Waterlines: The Penguin Book of River Writings.

AKASHENDU DAS is a fashion photographer who has worked in advertising for 14 years. He has won over 60 awards. His passion is photographing elephants.

SHAMYA DASGUPTA is a sports journalist with The Indian Express.

GULU EZEKIEL has been a sports journalist for over 20 years. He is the author of numerous sports books including Great Olympians and Sachin: The Story of the World’s Greatest Batsman. He currently heads his own sports agency, GE Features, in New Delhi.

MAHMOOD FAROOQUI is a former Rhodes Scholar, and has been a film actor and a stage director. He is now a full time writer.

RAVINDRA KARNENA is researching in the area of Urban Sociology.

MINI KRISHNAN, a former editor with Macmillan, now works as the translations editor at Oxford University Press, Chennai.

RAMAN MAHADEVAN is an economic/ business historian based in Delhi.

BORIA MAJUMDAR is the Deputy Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at De Montfort University, UK. He is a Rhodes Scholar and a visiting lecturer at the University of Chicago, USA. His recently released book is Once Upon a Furore: Lost Pages of Indian Cricket (Yoda Press, New Delhi).

J.A. MANGAN is Director of the International Research Centre for Sport, Socialisation and Society at De Montfort University, UK. He is the author and editor of numerous articles, journals and books.

PROJIT BIHARI MUKHARJI is a Felix Fellow at School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He writes on the History of Medicine and History of Sport in Bengal.

RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is a poet and Professor of Linguistics at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. Her forthcoming book of poems is titled, The Yellow Hibiscus.

BADRI NARAYAN is a Lecturer, G.B. Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad.

BARRY O’BRIEN is an educationist, author of school text books, quiz master and social worker actively involved in scholarship projects and a friendship movement with youth in Pakistan and India.

VIKRAMAJIT RAM is a designer-writer-photographer. He travelled across India on an elephant-hunt of his own between 1999 and 2003.

KALPISH RATNA is the psuedonym under which Kalpana Swaminathan and Ishrat Syed write together. They edited the Books Page of the Sunday Observer and work as surgeons in Mumbai.

HIMANSHU PRABHA RAY teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

NILANJANA S. ROY is a freelance writer based in Delhi.

RAJDEEP SARDESAI is Managing Editor, New Delhi Television.

ADAPA SATYANARAYANA is Professor and Head of Department of History at Osmania University, Hyderabad. He is the Sectional President of Modern Indian History in the History Congress to be held at Rae Bareli in December 2004.

SUDEEP SEN’s ( award-winning book-length poem, Distracted Geographies appeared last year in the USA & UK. The Indian edition is just out from Indialog. He is the editorial director of Aark Arts Books.

K.M.SHRIMALI is Professor of History, University of Delhi.

JAI ARJUN SINGH is a bibliophile, and works as a feature writer with Business Standard newspaper.

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA ( is Director, School of Convergence and a journalist with over 27 years of experience in various media—print, radio, television and the Internet. He has co-authored a book A Time of Coalitions: Divided We Stand and directed a documentary Idiot Box or Window of Hope.

KUNAL VERMA is a documentary filmmaker and a part-time writer. Besides a series of films on wildlife, he has filmed and directed major works on the Indian Defence forces. His two recent films are Aakash Yodha, on the Indian Airforce and The Standard Bearers, on the National Defence Academy.

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