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- Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India by Nico Slate
Zack Shlachter
- A Gardener in the Wasteland: Jotiba Phule’s Fight for Liberty,
text by Srividya Natarajan; art by Aparajita Ninan
Prajna Desai
- The Meadow by Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark
Sukumar Muralidharan
- Narcopolis by Jeet Thayil
Bruce King
- Mumbai Noir edited by Altaf Tyrewala
Karishma Attari
- Em and the Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto
Namrata Chaturvedi
- Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began by Bishwanath Ghosh
Manasi Subramaniam
- How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position
by Tabish Khair
Adeel Mehdi
- Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo
Amita Baviskar
- The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World by Jacqueline Novogratz
Proteeti Banerjee
- Beautiful Country: Stories from Another India by Syeda Hameed and Gunjan Veda
Neeta Deshpande
- Bajanaama: A Study of Early Indian Gramaphone Records
Amlan Das Gupta
- English Heart, Hindi Heartland: The Political Life of Literature in
by Rashmi Sadana
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
- Faiz Ahmed Faiz: His Life, His Poems: The Way It Was Once
by Ali Madeeh Hashmi; poems translated by Shoaib Hashmi
Danish Husain
- Ismat Chughtai — A Life in Words: Memoirs translated from the
original Urdu by M. Asaduddin
Asad Zaidi
- Masooma: A Novel by Ismat Chughtai; translated from the original
Urdu by Tahira Naqvi
Rakhshanda Jalil
- Zohra Segal — ‘Fatty’ by Kiran Segal
Kusum Haidar
- Tell Me a Story by Rupa Bajwa
Stuti Khanna
- An Early Communist, Muzaffar Ahmad in Calcutta, 1913-1929
by Suchetana Chattopadhyay
Atiya Khan
- Inside a Madrasa: Knowledge, Power and Islamic Identity in India
by Arshad Alam

Usha Sanyal
KARISHMA ATTARI is a freelance writer and reviewer based in Mumbai.
PROTEETI BANERJEE is a Delhi School of Economics alumni. She has previously worked with Sage Publications under Tejeshwar Singh and currently holds a senior editorial position in a leading publishing house. Her writings have been extensively published in, The National Review, and the ABP Group.
AMITA BAVISKAR is a sociologist whose work addresses the cultural politics of environment and development.
NAMRATA CHATURVEDI is Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi.
PRAJNA DESAI is a writer and editor. She was trained as an art historian specialising in Pre-Columbian architecture. She has published in Art in America, Aperture, and The Comics Journal, and is currently working on her first novel.
NEETA DESHPANDE is a freelance writer based in Bangalore.
AMLAN DAS GUPTA teaches English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
KUSUM HAIDAR is a theatre actress and a director. She is a founder-member of ‘Yatrik’ for which she recently directed a play by Mary Zimmerman entitled ‘Metamorphoses’ based on Greek myths. She works with Amal and Nissar Allana’s company ‘Television and Theatre Associates’ and conducts classes in Tai-chi at the Habitat Centre.
DANISH HUSAIN is a poet, actor, theatre director, and with Mahmood Farooqui has revived the lost art form of storytelling, Dastangoi.
RAKHSHANDA JALIL has completed a study of the Progressive Writers’ Movement; she blogs at
ATIYA KHAN is finishing her PhD on the history of the Left movement in Pakistan between 1947 and 1971 at the University of Chicago. She recently won the Wayne Booth Student Prize for excellence in teaching.
STUTI KHANNA is Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
BRUCE KING is author of Modern Indian Poetry in English, Three Indian Poets, V S Naipaul, The Internationalization of English Literature, Robert Graves, and other books. He lives in Paris.
ADEEL MEHDI teaches English Literature at Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
ARVIND KRISHNA MEHROTRA has recently published Partial Recall: Essays on Literature and Literary History (Permanent Black, 2012) and Songs of Kabir (Hachette-Permanent Black/NYRB Classics, 2011). He lives in Dehradun.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is a freelance journalist based in New Delhi.
USHA SANYAL is an historian who teaches at the Queens University of Charlotte, USA. She is the author of Devotional Islam and Politics in British India: Ahmad Riza Khan Barelwi and His Movement, 1870-1920. (3rd edition from Yoda Press, 2010)

ZACK SHLACHTER has worked in libraries, printing plants, newsrooms, and NGO offices in India and the US, and this Fall will pursue an MA in South Asian history in London. His essay is dedicated to his mother, Amrita, who was baffled when he took an oral history of American race relations to read in Mussoorie as a teenager.
MANASI SUBRAMANIAM is a writer based in Chennai. She works in publishing and blogs at
ASAD ZAIDI is a Hindi writer. He also runs Three Essays Collective, an independent publishing house.


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