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- The Alchemy of Desire by Tarun J. Tejpal Kalpish Ratna
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Jai Arjun Singh
- The Tiger Claw by Shauna Singh Baldwin Mitali Saran
- “The Politics of Help”—an Essay Vinay Dharwadker
- Yellow Hibiscus: New and Selected Poems by Rukmini Bhaya Nair Jeet Thayil
- English by Jeet Thayil Bruce King
- Gabardine & Other Poems by Shyamal Bagchee Maya Khosla
- “Being in the World”—In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams Tishani Doshi
- Prayer Flag by Sudeep Sen Tom Alter
- Kala Godha Poems by Arun Kolatkar Darius Cooper
- Asylum by Jerry Pinto and Different Faces by Marilyn Noronha Jane Bhandari
- “Indian Poetry through Six Seasons”—An overview of recent collections by Indian poets Sudeep Sen
- Thota Vaikuntam: The Man and His Women edited by Sushma Bahl Geeta Doctor
- Sudhir Patwardhan: The Complicit Observer by Ranjit Hoskote Aruna Bhowmick
- Raja Ravi Varma: Portrait of an Indian Artist, The Diary of C. Raja Raja Varma by Erwin Neumayer and Christine Schelberger Jyotindra Jain
- Arts of Mughal India: Studies in Honour of Robert Skelton edited by Rosemary Crill, Susan Stronge and Andrew Topsfield Ella Datta
- The Empire of the Great Mughals: History, Art and Culture by Annemarie Schimmel; Translated from the German by Corinne Atwood; Foreword by Francis Robinson Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr
- Splendours of Imperial India: British Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Andreas Volwahsen Narayani Gupta
- Ram Kumar: The Face and other Stories—An extract Alok Bhalla
- Ram Kumar:Recent Works— An exhibition Prayag Shukla
- The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India edited by Vidya Dehejia John H. Bowles
- Rajasthan, An Oral History: Conversations with Komal Kothari by Rustom Bharucha Vasudha Dalmia
- Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi and Persepolis 2: The Story of a Return by Marjane Satrapi Mini Kapoor
- Bookless in Baghdad by Shashi Tharoor Navtej Sarna
- Open Secrets: India’s Intelligence Unveiled by M. K. Dhar K.S. Subramanian
TOM ALTER has acted in nearly 200 hundred films, 50 televison serials, and 25 plays, including Shatranj ke Khiladi, Kranti, Parinda, Sarda, Maulana Azad, Waiting for Godot, Junoon, Zabaan Sambhal Ke, LOC, and Jugalbandi. He has published two books including Rerun at Rialto (Viking Penguin), and a third is forthcoming.

ALOK BHALLA teaches at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad.

JANE BHANDARI is a writer and painter, and lives in Mumbai. She coordinates the Mumbai poetry group, Loquations.

ARUNA BHOWMICK is a freelance critic and writer based in Delhi and works towards propagation of civic rights awareness, and responsive citizenship. She writes on art, books, and urban culture.

JOHN H. BOWLES produces international exhibitions and has contributed to Outlook, Orientations, Marg and other publications.

DARIUS COOPER is Professor of literature, film and humanities at San Diego Mesa College, USA. He has published two books, one on the cinema of Satyajit Ray (Cambridge University Press, 2000) and recently on the films of Guru Dutt (Seagull Publications, 2005). His poems and stories appear regularly in literary journals in India, USA and elsewhere.

VASUDHA DALMIA is Professor of Hindi and Head of the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley.

ELLA DATTA is a journalist and has authored Ganesh Pyne: His Life and Times (CIMA Gallery), Art of A. Ramachandran (Roli Books), and Lines of Colours: Discovering Indian Art (NBT).

VINAY DHARWADKER is a member of the senior faculty in the Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His recent books include Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture, edited for The English Institute (Routledge, 2001); and Kabir: The Weaver’s Songs (Penguin Classics, 2003).

GEETA DOCTOR is a freelance writer and critic.

TISHANI DOSHI is a freelance journalist and a dancer based in Chennai.

NARAYANI GUPTA retired as Professor of History from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, and is now a consultant with INTACH.

PARSA VENKATESHWAR RAO JR is a freelance journalist. He has recently collected his columns on books in an anthology titled Mullah Omar and Robespierre: Essays in the Ideas of Politics (Rupa).

JYOTINDRA JAIN is Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

MINI KAPOOR is Senior Editor, The Indian Express.

BRUCE KING lives in Paris. The second edition of his book Three Indian Poets will be published by Oxford University Press later this year. His Internationalization of English Literature 1948-2000 was published by OUP in 2004.

MAYA KHOSLA’s collection of poetry, Keel Bone (Bear Star Press, 2003) won the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Award. Her earlier book of poems is Heart of the Tearing (Red Dust Press, New York, 1995). She also conducts field-based biological surveys and has published Web of Water (Golden Gate, National Parks Conservancy Press, 1997) which deals with fish migration and habitat and Wild Treasures: Notes in the Field is currently in press.

MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in New Delhi.

NAVTEJ SARNA is the official Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry. He has written short stories for the London Magazine and BBC, and his first novel was We were not Lovers Like That (Penguin, 2003).

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.

SUDEEP SEN’s [] 0 (HarperCollins) was awarded the Hawthornden Fellowship (UK) and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (USA). His new book-length poem, Distracted Geographies: An Archipelago of Intent (Indialog), has just appeared this month.

PRAYAG SHUKLA is a poet, writer and art critic.

JAI ARJUN SINGH is a feature writer with Business Standard newspaper.

K. S. SUBRAMANIAN, a former member of the IPS, has worked in the IB and the Union Home Ministry. He was Senior Fellow of the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Library, Teen Murti House, New Delhi.

JEET THAYIL’s writing has appeared in various journals, including London Magazine, Verse, Agenda, Stand, The Independent, Poets &Writers and Poetry Wales. He is an editor with Rattapallax, a New York-based literary journal, and a contributing editor with Fulcrum, a poetry annual out of Boston. His most recent collection of poems is the critically acclaimed English (2004). He lives in New Delhi.

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