OMAIR AHMAD is the author of Encounters (Tara Press, 2007) and The Storyteller’s Tale (Penguin Books India, 2008).
MANI SHANKAR AIYAR served as India’s first-ever Consul-General in Karachi, 1978-82; his key diplomatic despatches from there are collected, along with updates, in his Pakistan Papers (UBSPD, 1994).
A. BIMOL AKOIJAM is Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also a filmmaker and closely involved with the democratic rights movement.
KARISHMA ATTARI is a freelance writer and reviewer based in Mumbai.
MANASH BHATTACHARJEE is a Doctorate in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University. His interest areas include Indian nationalist thought and the relationship between politics and ethics.
PRADIP BHATTACHARYA retired as Additional Chief Secretary, West Bengal. An International HRD Fellow (Manchester), his Ph.D. was on the Mahabharata.
G.P. DESHPANDE retired as Professor of Chinese Studies from the JNU in 2003. He has written ten plays in Marathi and was awarded the best playwright award by the Sangit Natak Akademi in 1996. He has received three state government awards for his plays. He has also published two volumes of social and literary criticism as also a volume of poems in Marathi. Apart from his academic writing he has published two volumes of literary and social criticism in English.
SALMAN HAIDAR has served as India’s Foreign Secretary. In the course of his career he was posted in Afghanistan during the early ’70s. He has also been in India’s Missions in China, the UK and Bhutan among several other countries.
ANJUM HASAN is the author of the novel Lunatic in my Head (2007) and the collection of poems Street on the Hill (2006). Her new novel, Neti, Neti, longlisted for the Man Asia Award, has just been published by IndiaInk. She lives in Bangalore.
TABISH KHAIR’s new study, The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness, has just been published by Palgrave (Macmillan) in the UK and USA.
FAIZA S. KHAN is a columnist and critic based in Karachi. She administrates a short story prize and is editor-in-chief of the literary journal The Life’s Too Short Review.
STUTI KHANNA is Assistant Professor at the Indian Insitute of Technology, Delhi. She did a Ph.D. from Oxford University. She worked on the fiction of James Joyce and Salman roundbullet.gifdie.
BIDHAN S. LAISHRAM teaches Political Science at Zakir Husain College, Delhi University.
BORIA MAJUMDAR has authored many books on Indian cricket history and is the Executive Academic Editor of the Routledge journal, Sport in Society and General Editor of the Routledge book series, Sport in the Global Society—Contemporary Perspectives.
SALIL MISRA teaches History at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
DILIP M. MENON teaches History at the University of Delhi and will be Professor of History at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg starting this Fall.
JAWED NAQVI is the correspondent in India for Dawn.
SWAPNA KONA NAYUDU is author of The Veiled Wolesi (2009) and Associate Fellow, Centre for Land Warfare Studies, New Delhi.
AJIT SAHI is Editor-at-large with Tehelka and has written and reported on, among other things, Islamic terrorism, Naxalism and Hindutva.
K.S. SUBRAMANIAN is a former member of the Indian Police Service(IPS). He the is author of Political Violence and the Police in India (Sage, 2007) and joint author of Understanding the Police in India (Lexis-Nexis, 2009).
SALIL TRIPATHI is the author of Offence: The Hindu Case (Seagull, 2009). He is on the Board of the English PEN, which has elected Aung San Suu Kyi as an Honorary Member, and Art for Amnesty, which works with artists to spread Amnesty International’s message worldwide through art. He is a writer based in London