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 tehelka.com, 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 http://spaniardintheworks.blogspot.com