BEN CONISBEE BAER is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University.
JANE BHANDARI is a poet and painter based in Mumbai. She co-ordinates Loquations, a poetry
TIMOTHY BRENNAN teaches at the Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and
English at the University of Minnesota. His recent books include Wars of Position: The
Cultural Politics of Left and Right and the forthcoming Secular Devotion: Afro-Latin Music
and Imperial Jazz.
DEVANGSHU DATTA is a financial analyst and media consultant.
EUNICE DE SOUZA is a poet and a novelist. She retired as the Head of Department of english, St.
Xavier’s College, Mumbai.
MICHAEL H. FISHER is Danforth Professor of History at Oberlin College. His most recent book is
Counterflows to Colonialism: Indian Travellers and Setllers in Britain, 1600-1857.
MINI KAPOOR is a senior editor with The Indian Express.
JESSE ROSS KNUTSON is a PhD Candidate at the Department of South Asian Languages and
Civilizations, and studies Sanskrit and Bengali literatures. His current work offers a historical
analysis of shifts of register and new social contents in the poetry of early and late medieval
NANDINI LAL is a columnist and critic who has worked in journalism, advertising and publishing.
RITU MENON is a feminist publisher and writer. She is the founder of Women Unlimited, an
associate of Kali
ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA has published four books of poems, of which the latest is The
Transfiguring Places (1998). His edited books include The Oxford India Anthology of Twelve
Modern Indian Poets (1992) and The Illustrated History of Indian Literature in English
DILEEP PADGAONKAR is Chairman, Asia-Pacific Communication Associates Pvt. Ltd., and Consulting
Editor, The Times of India.
GJV PRASAD is a poet and novelist. He discusses life and literature at the Centre for English
Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
N. KALYAN RAMAN is a telecom professional, based in Bangalore. He is also a noted translator of
contemporary Tamil fiction and poetry into English.
BALI SAHOTA is a research associate at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Asian
Languages and Literatures. His interests are in modern Indian intellectual history, Urdu literary
culture and historical materialism.
MITALI SARAN is a freelance writer based in Delhi.
AMREETA SEN is a writer based in Kolkata. She is the author of Kurukshetra, Kaikeyi and the
YOGINDER SIKAND is a freelance writer who writes extensively on Muslim issues.
Lata Singh is a Fellow at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi.
TRAVIS L. SMITH is a doctoral candidate in Religion at Columbia University. He currently teaches
courses at Barnard College/Columbia University in Asian Humanities, Hinduism and Tantra, and is
completing a dissertation on “Tantra in the Varanasi Sthala-Puranas”.
CYNTHIA STEPHEN is a political activist and an independent researcher based in Bangalore.
MOHMAD TAVAKOLI-TARGHI is a Professor of History and Near and Middle Eastern Civilisations at
the University of Toronto and the Chair of the Department of Historical Studies at the University
THOMAS R. TRAUTMANN is Professor of History and Anthropology at the University of Michigan. He
has written Dravidian Kinship, Aryans and British India and The Aryan Debate . His new
book, Languages and Nations: the Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras, will appear soon.