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.