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- Missing in the Media — Asia Media Report
Coordinating editor: Darryl D’Monte
Robin Jeffery
- Kabul Disco by Nicolas Wild Mini Kapoor
- Publish and Be Damned: Censorship and Intolerance in India by
Rajeev Dhavan
Lawrence Liang
- Rabindranath Tagore: The Singer and His Song by Reba Som Debjani Sengupta
- Kaifi and I: A Memoir by Shaukat Kaifi; Edited and translated by
Nasreen Rehman
Ranjani Mazumdar
- Islamicate Cultures of Bombay Cinema by Ira Bhaskar and Richard Allen Urvi Mukhopadhyay
- Lata Mangeshkar…In Her Own Voice, Conversations with Nasreen
Munni Kabir
Shohini Ghosh
- Bollywood Melodies: A History of the Hindi Film Song
by Ganesh Anantharaman; Foreword by Mahesh Bhatt
Shikha Jhingan
- Melodrama and the Nation: Sexual Economies of Bombay Cinema,
1970- 2000
by Karen Gabriel
Sharmistha Gooptu
- Prime Time Soap Operas on Indian Television by Shoma Munshi Vaibhav Vats
- “The Century of Decline”—An essay Richard Heinberg
- “Money Matters”—an essay on climate finance Raman Mehta
- “Chasing Rainbows”—An essay on ecology and democracy Shiv Visvanathan
- “Climate Wars and Missionary Positions”—An essay on possible
solutions to climate change
Dipak Gyawali
- An India That Can Say Yes: A Climate-Responsible Development
Agenda for Copenhagen and Beyond
by Praful Bidwai
Kalpana Sharma
- The Green Pen: Environmental Journalism in India and South Asia
by Keya Acharya and Frederick Noronha
Manshi Asher
- Soil Not Oil: Climate Change, Peak Oil and Food Insecurity by
Vandana Shiva
Samar Halarnkar
- Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict between Global
Conservation and Native Peoples
by Mark Dowie
Neeta Deshpande
- Forest of Tigers: People, Politics and Environment in the Sundarbans
by Annu Jalais
Sudha Vasan
- Mean Sea Level—A Documentary Film written, directed and produced
by Pradip Saha
Sanjay Barnela and Madhu Ramaswamy
- Our Toxic World: A Guide to Hazardous Substances in our Everyday
Lives conceived
by Aniruddha Sen Gupta; Illustrations by Priya Kuriyan
Madhumita Dutta
- Sick Planet: The Impact of Corporate Food and Medicine by Stan Cox Darryl D’Monte
- Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape by Felix Padel C.R.Bijoy
- Narmada: A River of Beauty by Amrit Lal Vegad; Translated from the
by Marietta Maddrell
Mona Das
- Subject Lessons: The Western Education of Colonial India
by Sanjay Seth
Sudhir Chandra
MANSHI ASHER is a researcher-activist working on issues of livelihood rights and environment justice for the last ten years. She is based in Himachal Pradesh and can be reached at

SANJAY BARNELA is a Delhi-based documentary filmmaker with special interest in issues related to water, conservation and livelihoods.

C.R. BIJOY is an independent researcher and activist primarily involved with indigenous peoples’ struggles, such as the Campaign for Survival and Dignity, a coalition of mass organisations that emerged to counter the nationwide repression unleashed on forest peoples in 2002.

SUDHIR CHANDRA is the author of The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India, Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women’s Rights (both from Oxford University Press), and Hindu Hindutva Hindustan (in Hindi from Rajkamal Prakashan). He is currently writing a book on Gandhi’s last days.

MONA DAS is finishing her PhD on water conflicts at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

NEETA DESHPANDE is a freelance writer based in Bangalore.

DARRYL D’MONTE is the former Resident Editor of The Times of India in Mumbai and the founder President of the International Federation of Environmental Journalists.

MADHUMITA DUTTA is a Chennai-based activist and a member of Corporate Accountability Desk—The Other Media. She has been working on issues of enviornmental and social justice for over a decade.

SHOHINI GHOSH is Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

SHARMISTHA GOOPTU is a film scholar and Joint Editor of the journal South Asian History and Culture (Routledge).

DIPAK GYAWALI is currently Pragya (Academician) of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) and Research Director of the non-profit Nepal Water Conservation Foundation. By profession, he is a hydroelectric power engineer as well as a political economist studying resource use. He served as Nepal’s Minister of Water Resources between November 2002 and May 2003.

SAMAR HALARNKAR is Editor-At-Large, Hindustan Times. He writes on a variety of issues, including climate change, technology and food. He has a weekly column, Maha Bharat, which chronicles a changing India.

RICHARD HEINBERG is an American journalist and educator who has written extensively on ecological issues, including oil depletion. He is the author of nine books, including The Party’s Over: Oil, War, and the Fate of Industrial Societies (2003) and Powerdown: Options and Actions for a Post-Carbon World. His newest book, Blackout: Coal, Climate, and the Last Energy Crisis was published in June, 2009.

ROBIN JEFFERY is Professor in the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore. He has also taught at La Trobe University, Melbourne, and the Australian National University, Canberra.

SHIKHA JHINGAN, an Assistant Professor in Lady Shri Ram college, Delhi University, is currently completing her doctoral thesis in Cinema Studies from the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

MINI KAPOOR is Associate Editor, Indian Express.

LAWRENCE LIANG is a researcher and writer based in Bangalore. He works with the Alternative Law Forum and is interested in the relationship between law and culture.

RANJANI MAZUMDAR is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

RAMAN MEHTA is an expert on climate policy and is currently employed with ActionAid in Delhi.

URVI MUKHOPADHYAY teaches at the Department of History, West Bengal State University. She did her PhD from the Department of History, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her research interest is in the area of social history and culture, particularly film and society.

MADHU RAMASWAMY is a scriptwriter, graphic artist and media consultant with a Masters’ degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia. He has been working on developmental filmmaking and writing for the last two decades.

DEBJANI SENGUPTA teaches Literatures in English at Indraprastha College for Women, Delhi University. She is the translator of Taslima Nasreen’s Selected Columns (New Delhi: 2004) and the editor of Mapmaking: Partition Stories from Two Bengals (New Delhi: 2003). Her most recent book is a volume of South Asian Feminist Stories (Dakkhin Asiar Naribadi Golpo) that she has edited with Selina Hossain of Bangladesh (Dhaka: 2008).

KALPANA SHARMA is an independent journalist and columnist based in Mumbai. She is the author of Rediscovering Dharavi: Stories from Asia’s Largest Slum.

SUDHA VASAN is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, Delhi University.

VAIBHAV VATS is a journalist working with the Indian Express, New Delhi.

SHIV VISVANATHAN taught at the Delhi School of Economics. He was Senior Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi and is currently Professor, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar. He is author of Organizing for Science (OUP, New Delhi, 1985), A Carnival for Science (OUP, New Delhi, 1997) and has co-edited Foul play: Chronicles of Corruption (Banyan Books, New Delhi, 1999).


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