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4 America’s Great Debate: Who Are We? by Samuel P. Huntington Dipankar Gupta
6 Engaging India: Diplomacy, Democracy and the Bomb
by Strobe Talbott
Sukumar Muralidharan
8 Twenty Two Yards to Freedom: A Social History of Indian Cricket by Boria Majumdar Brian Stoddart
10 ‘The Stories of English’— a discussion on Language and Linguistics Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Franson Manjari and Manish Chand with David Crystal
13 Critical Theory: Perspectives From Asia edited by Naqi Husain Jafri Rashmi Doraiswamy
14 Tokyo Cancelled by Rana Dasgupta Indrajit Hazra
15 The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville Kalpish Ratna
17 Love and Lust: An Anthology of Erotic Literature from Ancient and Medieval India edited by Pavan K. Varma and Sandhya Mulchandani Arjun Mahey
18 Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi Nandini Lal
19 Conversations in Bolzano by Sándor Márai; Translated from the
Hungarian by George Szirtes
Karishma Attari
20 Ardhanarishvara the Androgyne: Probing the Gender Within
by Dr. Alka Pande
Vijaya Ramaswamy
23 From Population Control To Reproductive Health: Malthusian Arithmetic by Mohan Rao Laxmi Murthy
24 Stepping Out: Life and Sexuality in Rural India by Mrinal Pande Rajashree Dasgupta
25 The Unheard Scream: Reproductive Health and Women’s Lives
in India
edited by Mohan Rao
Harsh Sethi
26 South Asian Masculinities: Context of Change, Sites of
Continuity edited by Radhika Chopra, Caroline Osella and Filippo Osella
Himanshu Verma
28 “People Plus"—A Photo-essay on people living with HIV Anita Khemka
30 Sexuality in the Time of AIDS: Contemporary Perspectives from Communities in India edited by Ravi K. Verma, Pertti J. Pelto, Stephen L. Schensul and Archana Joshi and The Globalization of Sexuality By Jon Binnie Shohini Ghosh
32 Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities
and Culture in South Asia
edited by Sanjay Srivastava
Mrinalini Sinha
34 ‘Queer Words: The Literature of Being’—An essay on Queer literature Christopher Benninger
36 Recovering Subversion: Feminist Politics Beyond the Law by Nivedita Menon and The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, and Citizenship in Postcolonial India by Rajeswari Sunder Rajan Ashley Tellis
37 Signifying the Self: Women and Literature edited by Malashri Lal, Shormishtha Panja and Sumanyu Satpathy Dilip D’Souza
38 Just Between Us: Women Speak About Their Writing edited by Ammu Joseph, Vasanth Kannabiran, Ritu Menon, Gouri Salvi and Volga Geetanjali Singh Chanda
39 Women, Education, and Politics: The Women’s Movement and Delhi’s Indraprastha College by Meena Bhargava and Kalyani Dutta Smita Banerjee
KARISHMA ATTARI co-edits Prithvi Notes, journal of Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai.

SMITA BANERJEE teaches English at Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Delhi University.

CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER is an architect and urbanist with studios in Pune, India and in Thimphu, Bhutan. He studied urban planning at M.I.T. and architecture at Harvard, where he was a professor of architecture before he migrated to India in 1971 to found the School of Planning at Ahmedabad. He later founded the Centre for Development Studies and Activities, under Pune University. His writings on architecture and urbanism appear in professional journals in Asia, Europe and North America. He is on the Board of Editors of Cities in the U.K. Recent built works include the United World College of India, which won the American Institute of Architects Award, 2000 and the new Capitol Complex of Bhutan.

MANISH CHAND is a freelance journalist based in Delhi. He writes on books, politics and the arts and entertainment.

GEETANJALI SINGH CHANDA teaches at Yale University.

RAJASHREE DASGUPTA is a journalist, and an activist for women’s rights and peace.

RASHMI DORAISWAMY is Reader (Central Asia) at the Academy of Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia.

DILIP D’SOUZA is a one-time software professional who now writes for aliving. He has written two books (Penguin) and won several awards for his writing.

SHOHINI GHOSH teaches Video & TV Production at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre. Jamia Millia Islamia and is an independent filmmaker.

DIPANKAR GUPTA is Professor of Sociology at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

INDRAJIT HAZRA is the author of The Garden Of Earthly Delights and The Burnt Forehad of Max Saul. He is a journalist with the Hindustan Times.

ANITA KHEMKA graduated with an English Literature degree and started photographing in 1995. Since then, she has documented several socially relevant stories around the country—be it people living with HIV/AIDS, the mentally challenged, the issue of child labour, the widows of Vrindavan, the lives of transgendered people etc. Her work has been widely exhibited in India and has travelled to London, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Melbourne. She is presently working on a project, ‘Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code’, which she has been building for the last five years. Her work is represented by PhotoInk in New Delhi.

NANDINI LAL is a columnist and critic who has worked in journalism, advertising and publishing.

ARJUN MAHEY is a Senior Lecturer in English at St. Stephen's College at the University of Delhi.

FRANSON MANJARI is Professor of Linguistics at the Centre for Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in Delhi.

LAXMI MURTHY is a member of Saheli, a Delhi-based autonomous women’s group working on issues of women’s health and coercive population policy since 1981. She is a journalist by profession.

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

VIJAYA RAMASWAMY is Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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

HARSH SETHI is Consulting Editor, Seminar.

MRINALINI SINHA teaches history at Penn State University in University Park, PA, USA.

BRIAN STODDART is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. After completing his PhD on Congress politics in inter-war South India, he turned to the study of sport as social history and is recognised internationally for his work on sport in Australian society, sport in the British Empire, Caribbean cricket, sport and the media and the political dimensions of sport. He has published extensively in all these and related areas, and is prominent as a media observer on sport.

ASHLEY TELLIS is Assistant Professor in Contemporary British Literature and Women’s Studies at Eastern Illinois University.

HIMANSHU VERMA is a Delhi-based freelance writer, researcher and arts co-coordinator. He has recently started Red Earth, an initiative to celebrate culture in India, from folk to classical to modern (URL: Email: ).

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