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- Makers of Modern India edited and introduced by Ramachandra Guha Jyotirmaya Sharma
- Churchill’s Secret War: The British Empire and the Ravaging of India
during World War II
by Madhushree Mukerjee
Rahul Govind
- First Draft: Witness to the Making of Modern India by B.G. Verghese Harsh Sethi
- Revolution Highway by Dilip Simeon Ahmer Anwar
- Mumbai Fables by Gyan Prakash Darius Cooper
- Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars
by Sonia Faleiro
Kalpana Sharma
- A World Framed by Language: a report on the DSC Jaipur Literature
Festival 2011
Trisha Gupta
- The Oxford Anthology of Writings from North-East India: Fiction
edited by Tilottoma Misra
Preetika Venkatakrishnan
- The To-Let House by Daisy Hasan Sumana Roy
- A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories edited and translated by
Dhirendra Nath Bezboruah and Luck by Dhruba Hazarika
Nitoo Das
- Stupid Cupid by Mamang Dai Janice Pariat
- East of the Sun: A Nearly Stoned Walk Down the Road in a Different
by Siddhartha Sarma
Dilip D’Souza
- The Hour Before Dawn by Bhabendra Nath Saikia Aruni Kashyap
- The Oxford Anthology of Writings From North-East India: Poetry and
edited by Tilottoma Misra
Tarun Bhartiya
- The Marshall Albums; Photography and Archaeology edited
by Sudeshna Guha
Vikramajit Ram
- For the Record: On Sexuality and the Colonial Archive in India
by Anjali Arondekar
Manisha Sethi
- The Truth about Me: A Hijra Life Story by A. Revathi;
Translated by V. Geetha
Pushpesh Kumar
- Fire by Shohini Ghosh Lawrence Liang
- Hostel Room 131 by R. Raj Rao and Yaraana: Gay Writing from South
edited by Hoshang Merchant
Shad Naved
- The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love by Parvati Sharma Brinda Bose
- Why We Don’t Talk edited by Shinie Anthony Somak Ghoshal
- Aria translations by Sudeep Sen Sampurna Chattarji
- Battle for Bittora by Anuja Chauhan Parvati Sharma
- Turbulence by Samit Basu Arul Mani
- Jimmy The Terrorist by Omair Ahmad Aditya Sudarshan
- Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan by Zac O’Yeah Jai Arjun Singh
AHMER ANWAR is Associate Professor of English at Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi.

TARUN BHARTIYA is a Hindi poet and filmmaker based in Shillong.

BRINDA BOSE is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delhi.

SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is a poet, novelist and translator with eight books to her credit, the most recent being her novel Rupture (HarperCollins, 2009) and her second poetry collection Absent Muses (Poetrywala, 2010).

DARIUS COOPER is a Professor of Literature, Film and Humanities at San Diego Mesa College, USA. He has published a book on Satyajit Ray (CambridgeUniversity Press, 2000) and one on Guru Dutt (Seagull, 2005). His poems appear regularly in literary journals across India and elsewhere.

NITOO DAS teaches English at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Boki (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago, 2008).

SOMAK GHOSHAL read English Literature at University College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship. He is presently an Assistant Editor with the editorial pages of The Telegraph. He writes on literature, politics, music and the visual arts.

DILIP D’SOUZA trained and worked as a computer scientist for years before becoming a full-time writer. He has won several awards for his writing and has written three books, the most recent being Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America (HarperCollins, 2009).

RAHUL GOVIND is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Delhi.

TRISHA GUPTA is a writer and critic based in Delhi. She trained as a cultural anthropologist and writes on books, art, cinema and the city for Tehelka, Time Out, Outlook Traveller, Caravan and the Indian Express, among others. Her writing can be accessed at her blog Chhotahazri at

ARUNI KASHYAP is the author of The House With a Thousand Novels (Penguin Books India, forthcoming) and the translator of Indira Goswami’s latest novel The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Revenue Collector, (Zubaan, 2011). He lives in Guwahati.

PUSHPESH KUMAR teaches at School of Social Sciences, SRTM University, Nanded, Maharashtra.

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.

ARUL MANI teaches English at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

SHAD NAVED is a PhD candidate in UCLA’s Department of Comparative Literature. He works on Arabic, Persian and Urdu poetry and the sexual pre-history of the ghazal form.

VIKRAMAJIT RAM is the author-photographer of Dreaming Vishnus; A Journey through Central India (Penguin, 2008) and Elephant Kingdom; Sculptures from Indian Architecture (Mapin, 2007).

JANICE PARIAT is a freelance writer currently based in Shillong. Her work has featured in Art India, OPEN magazine, Caravan, Outlook Traveller, Outlook and Tehelka among others. She edits Pyrta, an online literary journal.

SUMANA ROY teaches at the Department of Humanities, Jalpaiguri Engineering College. Her first novel, Love in the Chicken’s Neck, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize 2008.

HARSH SETHI is Managing Editor, Seminar.

MANISHA SETHI teaches at the Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

JYOTIRMAYA SHARMA is Professor of Political Science at the University of Hyderabad, India. His recent publications include, Hindutva: Exploring the Idea of Hindu Nationalism (Penguin/Viking, 2003) and Terrifying Vision: M.S. Golwalkar, the RSS and India (Penguin/Viking, 2007).

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

PARVATI SHARMA is a writer based in New Delhi. Her first book is called The Dead Camel and Other Stories of Love (Zubaan, 2010).

JAI ARJUN SINGH is a freelance writer and journalist. He has authored the book Jaane bhi do Yaaro: Seriously Funny Since 1983, about the making of the cultcomedy film, and has edited The Popcorn Essayists, an anthology of film essays. He writes on the culture blog Jabberwock at

ADITYA SUDARSHAN is an author and critic. His second novel is Show Me A Hero (Rupa, 2011).

PREETIKA VENKATAKRISHNAN is a research scholar working on literatures in English from the India’s Northeast. She lives in Chennai.


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