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- Baghdad Burning: A Young Woman’s Diary from a War Zone
by Riverbend
Barkha Dutt
- Home Products by Amitava Kumar Sanjay Sipahimalani
- The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers by Sarnath Banerjee Devangshu Datta
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak Karishma Attari
- Mrinalini Sarabhai: The Voice of the Heart. An Autobiography Ashok Mitra
- Disappearing Daughters:The Tragedy of Female Foeticide by Gita Aravamudan Ravinder Kaur
- From Mathura to Manorama: Resisting Violence Against Women
in India
by Kalpana Kannabiran and Ritu Menon
- In the Name of Honour by Mukhtar Mai with Marie Thérèse Cuny; Translated by Linda Coverdale Seema Chishti
- Contentious Marriages, Eloping Couples: Gender, Caste and Patriarchy in North India by Prem Chowdhry Janaki Abraham
- The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays by Utsa Patnaik Mohan Rao
- The Mascot and the Message: Safe sex messaging through a puppet in West Bengal—An Essay Devalina Mookerjee
- Fragments of a Life: A Family Archive by Mythily Sivaraman and
Writing Caste, Writing Gender: Narrating Dalit Women’s Testimonios

by Sharmila Rege
S. Anand
- Women Heroes and Dalit Assertion in North India: Culture, Identity
and Politics
by Badri Narayan Tiwari
Radhika Menon
- Women and the Politics of Class by Johanna Brenner Kavita Krishnan
- Freedom and Destiny: Gender, Family and Popular Culture in India by Patricia Uberoi Ashley Tellis
- Specters of Mother India: The Global Restructuring of an Empire by Mrinalini Sinha Charu Gupta
- A Little Book on Men by Rahul Roy; Illustrations by Anupama Chatterjee and Sherna Dastur Jerry Pinto
- 21 Under 40: New Stories for a New Generation edited by Anita Roy Disha Mullick
- Bodymaps: Stories by South Asian Women edited by Radha Chakravarty Rakshanda Jalil
- Countries of the Body by Tishani Doshi Maya Khosla
- Selected poems from Yellow Hibiscus Rukmini Bhaya Nair
- ‘To please the fire’: New Poems Sumana Roy
- Loving Women: Being Lesbian and Unprivileged in India
by Maya Sharma
Arvind Narrain
- Chocolate and Other Writings on Male-Male Desire by Pandey Bechan Sharma ‘Ugra’; Translation from Hindi and with an Introduction
by Ruth Vanita
Christopher Benninger
- Welcome to your own festival: A report from the Nigah QueerFest’07 Shefali Chandra and Sonali Gulati
JANAKI ABRAHAM is a sociologist, working as an Assistant Professor at the Women’s Studies Programme, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

S. ANAND is publisher, Navayana.

KARISHMA ATTARI is a freelance writer based in Mumbai and co-edits Prithvi Notes, a journal of
Prithvi Theatre.

CHRISTOPHER BENNINGER is an architect and urban planner who works in his studios in Pune, India and Thimphu, Bhutan, (

SHEFALI CHANDRA is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Programme at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign where she teaches History, Gender and
Queer Studies.

SEEMA CHISHTI is a journalist with The Indian Express.

DEVANGSHU DATTA is a freelance journalist and market analyst based in Delhi.

BARKHA DUTT is Managing Editor, NDTV 24x7. Much of her 13 years in journalism have been involved in conflict reporting from Kashmir, Pakistan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. She covered the Kargil war from the frontline
in 1999.

SONALI GULATI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Photography & Film at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She is a filmmaker particularly interested in issues of globalisation, sexuality, and social justice.

CHARU GUPTA is a Reader in History at a college in University of Delhi, and a Fellow with the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. She is the author of Sexuality, Obscenity, Community (Permanent Black).

RAKHSHANDA JALIL is Media & Cultural Coordinator at Jamia Millia Islamia. She writes on issues of faith, culture and literature.

RAVINDER KAUR teaches Sociology in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Her research interests lie in the area of gender, development and affirmative action.

MAYA KHOSLA is a wildlife biologist based in the Bay Area, USA. Her works include Keel Bone (poetry), Heart of the Tearing (poetry) and Web of Water (nonfiction).

KAVITA KRISHNAN is a political activist and member of the Editorial Board, Liberation, central organ of the C.P.I.(ML).

ASHOK MITRA is an economist, political activist and essayist who writes in both Bengali and English. He was at various times chairman, Agricultural Prices Commission, chief economic adviser to the Government of India, minister of finance and planning in the Left Front Government of West Bengal, and a member of the Rajya Sabha.

RADHIKA MENON teaches Education at a college in University of Delhi.

DEVALINA MOOKERJEE is a researcher and writer interested in issues at the intersection of communication and health.

DISHA MULLICK works with Nirantar, a resource centre for gender and education, and writes and edits besides.

RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor and Head of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Insititute of Technology, Delhi. Her last book of poems Yellow Hibiscus (Penguin India) was published in 2006.

ARVIND NARRAIN graduated from the National Law School of India University, and did his LLM from Warwick University. He is currently working as part of a collective of lawyers at the Alternative Law Forum based in Bangalore, a young group working on a critical practice of law. He is the author of Queer: Despised Sexuality, Law and Social Change and Because I Have a Voice: Queer Politics in India.

JERRY PINTO is Executive Editor of Man’s World magazine.

MOHAN RAO is Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

SUMANA ROY teaches English at Darjeeling Government College, Darjeeling. Her short story appears in 21 under 40: New Stories for a New Generation edited by Anita Roy (Zubaan, 2007) and she is also working on her
first novel.

SANJAY SIPAHIMALANI is a writer and advertising professional based in Mumbai.

SREEREKHA teaches at the Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

ASHLEY TELLIS is an editor with Tulika Books, New Delhi.

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