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- Righteous Republic: The Political Foundations of Modern India
by Ananya Vajpeyi
Anant Maringanti
- Ancient-Modern — Rereading Tagore’s Meghdut Corpus: Ananya Vajpeyi’s Righteous Republic.” An essay Kajori Aikat
- The Indian Ideology by Perry Anderson Arindam Sen
- From the Ruins of Empire: The Revolt Against the West and the Remaking of Asia by Pankaj Mishra Peter Ronald DeSouza
- Patriots and Partisans by Ramachandra Guha Harsh Sethi
- Congress After Indira: Policy, Power and Political Change
by Zoya Hasan
Inder Malhotra
- Durbar by Tavleen Singh Poornima Joshi
- Great Game East: India, China and the Struggle for Asia’s Most
Frontier by Bertil Lintner
IP Khosla
- Endgame in Afghanistan: For Whom the Dice Rolls
by Hiranmay Karlekar
Ajai Sahni
- Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan 1839 - 1842
by William Dalrymple
Salman Haidar
- The Poetry of the Taliban edited with an Introduction by Alex Strick
van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn; translated by Mirwais Rahmany and
Hamid Stanikzai
Tabish Khair
- Mughal Sequence and Elephant Bathing by Anand Thakore Sridala Swami
- Rumi: A New Translation by Farrukh Dhondy Bhisham Bherwani
- Thinner Than Skin by Uzma Aslam Khan Karishma Attari
- Everything Begins Elsewhere by Tishani Doshi Anindita Sengupta
- Sunlight on the Garden: A Story of Childhood and Youth
by André Béteille
Proteeti Banerjee
- An Owl’s-eye View of Old Calcutta: Reading the Sketches of
by Kaliprasanna Sinha; translated by Chitralekha Basu
Souvik Mukherjee
- Redeeming Calcutta: A Portrait of India’s Imperial Capital
by Steve Raymer; Foreword by Dipesh Chakrabarty
Supriya Chaudhuri
- Close, Too Close: The Tranquebar Book of Queer Erotica
edited by Meenu and Shruti
Janice Pariat
- Around India in 80 Trains by Monisha Rajesh Devika Cariapa
- Tracking Modernity: India’s Railway and the Culture of Modernity
by Marian Aguiar
Darius Cooper
- Sindias and the Raj: Princely Gwalior c. 1800 - 1850
by Amar Farooqui
Anirudh Deshpande
- Land of the Seven Rivers: A Brief History of India’s Geography by Sanjeev Sanyal Dilip D’Souza
- The Insider’s View: Memoirs of a Public Servant by Javid Chowdhury Suguna Ramanathan
KAJORI AIKAT is a writer and editor based in Kolkata. She has written/edited books on history, culture and travel and is particularly interested in literature, languages, philosophy and myth.
KARISHMA ATTARI is a writer and reviewer who lives in Mumbai.
PROTEETI BANERJEE is a senior editor in the publishing industry. Her writings have been published extensively in, The National Review, The Indian Express, and by the Ananda Bazaar Patrika Group.
BHISHAM BHERWANI’s anthology of poetry in English (including translations) from India was published by Atlanta Review (2012).
SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI is Professor of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
DEVIKA CARIAPA is a freelance writer with a background in History and Archaeology. She writes extensively for children on these subjects.
DARIUS COOPER teaches Critical Thinking in the Humanities and Film at San Diego Mesa College.
He has published Between Tradition and Modernity:The Cinema of Satyajit Ray (Cambridge University Press, 2000), In Black and White:Hollywood Melodrama and Guru Dutt (Seagull Books, 2004) and a book of poetry Beyond the Chameleon’s Skill (Poetrywalla, 2012).
ANIRUDH DESHPANDE is Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi.
PETER RONALD DESOUZA is Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
DILIP D’SOUZA was once a writer of software and now writes prose for a living. He has won several awards for his writing (most recently the Newsweek/DailyBeast Prize) and has published four books, most recently The Curious Case of Binayak Sen (HarperCollins, 2012). He lives in Bombay.
SALMAN HAIDAR is a former diplomat who held ambassadorial assignments in Bhutan, China and the UK and served in Egypt, Afghanistan and the UN. He retired as Foreign Secretary.
POORNIMA JOSHI is Associate Editor of the multidisciplinary journal Social Change and an independent journalist and writer.
TABISH KHAIR’S most recent novels are The Thing About Thugs (Fourth Estate, 2010) and How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position (2012).
IP KHOSLA was a member of the Indian Foreign Service and, among other assignments, has served in several countries neighbouring India, including Bhutan and Bangladesh.
INDER MALHOTRA is a syndicated columnist and political commentator and author of a political biography on Indira Gandhi (Hodder Stoughton, 1989).
ANANT MARINGANTI is an independent scholar based in Hyderabad. Currently he is a visiting professor at the University of Hyderabad and heads the Hyderabad Urban Lab, a multidisciplinary urban research programme promoted by the Right to the City Foundation.
SOUVIK MUKHERJEE is Assistant Professor of English Literature at Presidency University (earlier Presidency College), Kolkata. He has been researching videogames as an emerging storytelling medium and has completed his PhD on the subject from Nottingham Trent University.
JANICE PARIAT is a writer and author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories (Random House India, 2012). She studied English Literature at St Stephen’s College, Delhi, and History of Art at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. She edits Pyrta, an online literary journal.

SUGUNA RAMANATHAN retired as Dean, Arts Faculty, and Head, English Department St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad. Her published books include Iris Murdoch: Figures of Good (Macmillan, 1991) and a novel, The Evening Gone (Penguin, 2001).
AJAI SAHNI is Executive Director, Institute for Conflict Management and South Asia Terrorism Portal.
ARINDAM SEN is member, Central Committee, CPI(ML) and Director, Indian Institute of Marxist Studies, Kolkata.
ANINDITA SENGUPTA’s first collection of poems, City of Water, was published by Sahitya Akademi in 2010. She is currently working on her second collection.
HARSH SETHI is Consulting Editor of Seminar.
SRIDALA SWAMI is the author of one book of poetry, A Reluctant Survivor (Sahitya Akademi, 2007) and four books for very young children. She lives in Hyderabad and blogs at


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