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- Epicentre of Violence: Partition Voices and Memories from Amritsar,
edited by Ian Talbot with Darshan Singh Tatla
Urvashi Butalia
- Kashmir 1947: A Survivor’s Story by Krishna Mehta Andrew Whitehead
- No Woman’s Land: Women from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh Write
on the Partition of India
edited by Ritu Menon
Anuradha Kumar
- Coming Out of Partition: Refugee Women of Bengal by Gargi
Chakravartty; Foreword by Tanika Sarkar
Debjani Sengupta
- And the World Changed: Contemporary Short Stories by Pakistani
Women edited by Muneeza Shamsie
Shobhana Bhattacharji
- Thug: The True Story of India's Murderous Cult by Mike Dash and
The Ruling Caste: Imperial Lives in the Victorian Raj
by David Gilmour
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
- The Shadow of the Great Game: The Untold Story of India's
by Narendra Singh Sarila; The Future of the Great Game:
Sir Olaf Caroe, Indiais Independence and the Defence of Asia
by Peter John Probst; Small Players of the Great Game: The Settlement of Iran's Eastern Borderlands and the Creation of Afghanistan by Piruz Mojtahed-Zardeh and Tibet, the Great Game and Tsarist Russia by Tatiana Shamian
Parshotam Mehra
- In the Shadow of the Himalayas—Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim: A Photographic Record by John Claude White 1883-1908 by Kurt
Meyer and Pamela Deuel Meyer
Charles Lewis
- "Jackals' Wedding and Unions of other Kinds"—Excerpts from a lecture Tariq Ali
- The Idea of Pakistan by Stephen Philip Cohen; Pakistan, Between
Mosque and Military
by Hussain Haqqani and Alive and Well Pakistan
by Ethan Casey
I.P. Khosla
- The Indus Saga: From Pataliputra to Partition by Aitzaz Ahsan K.M. Shrimali
- Nation State by Accident: The Politicization of Ethnic Groups
and the Ethnicization of Politics—Bosnia, India, Pakistan
by Carsten Weiland
Harsh Sethi
- Sri Lanka: Voices from a War Zone by Nirupama Subramanian Mohan Tikku
- Bangladesh: The Next Afghanistan? by Hiranmay Karlekar Deb Mukharji
- Dressing the Colonised Body: Politics, Clothing and Identity in
Colonial Sri Lanka
by Nira Wickramasinghe
Jasleen Dhamija
- Slice of Sheffield edited by Debjani Chatterjee and Rashida Islam Usha Kishore
- Poetry from South Asia selected by Sudeep Sen
- City of Sin and Splendour: Writings on Lahore edited by
Bapsi Sidhwa
Seeme Qasim
- Paradise of the Assassins by Abdul Halim Sharar Mahmood Farooqui
- Mistress by Anita Nair Mitali Saran
- Patna Roughcut by Siddharth Chowdhury Tabish Khair
- Love in the Time of Insurgency by Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya
and The Heart of the Matter: Handpicked Fictions from Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Assam and Nagaland selected by the North East Writers Forum
Preeti Gill
- Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India by Sanjib Baruah K.S. Subramanian
- Between Ethnography and Fiction: Verrier Elwin and the Tribal Question in India edited by T.B. Subba and Sujit Som Virginius Xaxa
- Feedback: On the debate of the Scheduled Tribes (Recognition of
Forest Rights) Bill 2005
Romila Thapar
TARIQ ALI is a writer, filmmaker and playwright. He is the author of several books, most recently of, Bush in Babylon and is the Editor of New Left Review.

SHOBHANA BHATTACHARJI is Reader in English, Jesus and Mary College (University of Delhi).

URVASHI BUTALIA is a feminist publisher and founder of Zubaan Books.

JASLEEN DHAMIJA has been closely involved with the development of textiles, folk arts and crafts. She has worked with the Handicrafts Board and with the UN in Iran (1970-77). She is the author of Living Cultural Traditions of Iran.

MAHMOOD FAROOQUI is a freelance writer and critic based in Delhi.

PREETI GILL is an editor with Zubaan (an imprint of Kali for Women).

TABISH KHAIR’S most recent books are the novel, The Bus Stopped (London and Delhi: Picador), and the anthology, Other Routes: 1500 Years of African and Asian Travel Writing (Oxford: Signal Books; Bloomington: Indiana University Press). He is an Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

I.P. KHOSLA retired from the Indian Foreign Service and is presently Editor-in Chief of the South Asian Survey.

USHA KISHORE is currently a student of the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. After having taught English in the British Secondary Sector, Kishore now lectures in English at the Isle of Man College. Her poetry, critical articles and reviews have been published in the UK, Ireland and India.

ANURADHA KUMAR is Assistant Editor, Economic and Political Weekly.

PARSHOTAM MEHRA is working on his ‘Studies in Frontier History’. He has published two books on the Younghusband Expedition and the Tibetan Polity.

CHARLES LEWIS is the author, together with his son Karoki Lewis, as photographer, of Delhi’s Historic Villages: A Photographic Evocation, and Mehrauli: A View from the Qutb.

DEB MUKHARJI is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service. He was the political officer in the Indian High Commission in Dhaka from 1977 to 1980 and subsequently High Commissioner from 1995 to 2000.

SEEME QASIM is a journalist, poet and author of two books.

MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in Delhi.

DEBJANI SENGUPTA teaches literatures in English at Indraprastha College, Delhi. She is the editor of Mapmaking: Partition Stories from Two Bengals. Her recent work is a translation of Taslima Nasreen’s ‘Selected Columns’.

SUDEEP SEN is the 2004 recipient of the prestigious ‘Pleiades’ honour at the world’s oldest poetry festival—the Struga Poetry Evenings, Macedonia. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship (UK) and nominated for a Pushcart Prize (USA) for poems included in Postmarked India: New & Selected Poems. He has published Postcards from Bangladesh, Prayer Flag, Distracted Geographies, and Rain. He is the editorial director of Aark Arts, editor of Atlas, and lives in New Delhi.

HARSH SETHI is Consulting Editor of Seminar.

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

MANREET SODHI SOMESHWAR trained as an engineer and is a management graduate from IIM Calcutta. She has worked in Marketing, Advertising and Consulting in India and the US. Presently based in Hong Kong, she writes for the South China Morning Post and has won several awards for her stories and articles, including the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association short story competition and the Radio Television Hong Kong story competition.

K.S. SUBRAMANIAN is former Director General of the State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Government of Tripura, Agartala.

ROMILA THAPAR has specialised in early Indian history. Her better known books are Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas; From Lineage to State; Interpreting Early India; Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India; Sakuntala:Texts, Readings, Histories, and Somanatha: The Many Voices of a History. She has been Visiting Professor at universities in Asia, Europe and USA and is now Emeritus Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

MOHAN TIKKU is a journalist and a former Sri Lanka correspondent of the Hindustan Times.

ANDREW WHITEHEAD lives in Delhi and is the India Director of the BBC World Service Trust. He is a former BBC South Asia correspondent, and is writing a book on the origins of the Kashmir crisis.

VIRGINIUS XAXA is Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics.


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