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- Red Birds by Mohammed Hanif Sanjay Sipahimalani
- Swerving to Solitude: Letters to Mama by Keki N. Daruwalla Giti Chandra
- Missing: a novel by Sumana Roy Samantak Das
- Peace Has Come by Parismita Singh Rohit Chakraborty
- Thousand Yearnings: A Book of Urdu Poetry and Prose translated
and introduced by Ralph Russell; The Evolution of Ghalib
by Hasan Abdullah
Maaz Bin Bilal
- Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India by Assa Doron and Robin Jeffrey Amita Baviskar
- Dawn of the Solar Age: An End to Global Warming and to Fear
by Prem Shankar Jha
Ajay Shankar
- Conflicts of Interest: My Journey through India’s Green Movement
by Sunita Narain
Dunu Roy
- River of Life, River of Death: The Ganges and India’s Future
by Victor Mallet
Manoj Misra
- The Rise and Fall of the Emerald Tigers: Ten Years of Research in Panna National Park by Raghu Chundawat Nitin D Rai
- The Story of India’s Unicorns by Divyabhanusinh, Asok Kumar Das
and Shibani Bose
John Mathew
- Mother Earth, Sister Seed: Travels through India’s Farmlands
by Lathika George
Radha Gopalan
- Call of Nature: The Secret World of Dung by Richard Jones Ranjit Lal
- Water by Subhash Vyam with Gita Wolf John H Bowles
- Bastar Dispatches: A Passage through the Wilds by Narendra Rakesh Kalshian
- Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India by Madhavi Menon Sameer Chopra
- Beyond Dharma: Dissent in the Ancient Sciences of Sex and Politics
by Wendy Doniger
Gurcharan Das
- Kama: The Riddle of Desire by Gurcharan Das Bibek Debroy
- The Arts of Seduction by Seema Anand Amruta Patil
- Love and Marriage in Mumbai by Elizabeth Flock Madhavi Menon
- Risky Bodies & Techno-Intimacy: Reflections on Sexuality, Media, Science, Finance by Geeta Patel Rashmi Sawhney
- The Audacity of Pleasure: Sexualities, Literature and Cinema in India by Brinda Bose Darius Cooper
- Adi Shankaracharya: Hinduism’s Greatest Thinker by Pavan K. Varma Satish C Aikant
- God: A Human History by Reza Aslan Sayandeb Chowdhury
- Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking Ranjit Nair
- Reviewers’ Choice: Biblio reviewers select their ‘Book of the Year’

SATISH C. AIKANT is former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

AMITA BAVISKAR is a sociologist at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Her research focuses on the cultural politics of environment and development in urban and rural India.

MAAZ BIN BILAL translates from Urdu-Hindi to English and is Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities.

JOHN H. BOWLES produced the first US touring exhibition of Gond art, and authored its catalogue Painted Songs & Stories: The Hybrid Flowering of Contemporary Pardhan Gond Art (INTACH, Bhopal, 2009). He is now developing an exhibition of Mithila’s Dalit art for Radford University Art Museum.

ROHIT CHAKRABORTY is a writer and critic from Guwahati. He recently earned an M.St. from St Edmund Hall, Oxford where he read World Literatures in English as a Felix Scholar. He lives in Calcutta.

GITI CHANDRA was a former Associate Professor at St Stephen’s College, Delhi and is currently affiliated to the United Nations University, Iceland, and the University of Iceland. She is the author of Narratives of Violence and Collective Identities: To witness these wrongs unspeakable (Macmillan, 2009). Book 1 and Book 2 of her Book of Guardians Trilogy were published by Hachette India in 2010 and 2013.

SAMEER CHOPRA is an Assistant Professor of English at Gargi College, University of Delhi.

DARIUS COOPER teaches Critical Thinking at San Diego Mesa College, USA. His published works include two collections of poems Beyond the Chameleon’s Skill (Poetrywalla, 2013) and Aavan Jaavan (Authors Press Group, 2018) and a collection of short stories The Fuss About Queens and Other Stories (Om Books,2014).

SAYANDEB CHOWDHURY teaches at Ambedkar University, Delhi.

GURCHARAN DAS is the author of Kama: The Riddle of Desire (2018) and The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma (2010).

SAMANTAK DAS teaches Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

BIBEK DEBROY is an economist, with an interest in Sanskrit. He has done unabridged translations of the Bhagavad Gita, Mahabharata in ten volumes, Valmiki Ramayana in three volumes and Bhagavata Purana from Sanskrit to English.

RADHA GOPALAN is an environmental scientist by training and has a deep interest in creating learning spaces for children around food and food systems. She is a member of the Food Sovereignty Alliance, India and the Kudali Intergenerational Learning Centre, Telangana and is a Visiting Faculty at the School of Development, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.

RAKESH KALSHIAN is a journalist who writes on the complex interplay between science, politics, nature, culture, and religion.

RANJIT LAL has written over 25 books for children and adults, and has a keen interest in natural history, birds, dogs and automobiles.

JOHN MATHEW is an Associate Professor in the Programme in the Humanities and Social Science at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune, where he teaches courses in the History of Science. He holds doctoral degrees in Ecological Sciences (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia), and the History of Science (Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts).

MADHAVI MENON is Professor of English at Ashoka University, and the author, most recently, of Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India.

MANOJ MISRA is a former member of the Indian Forest Service. Since 2007, he is the Convener of the Yamuna Jiye Abhiyaan (YJA), a civil society campaign for the rejuvenation of river Yamuna.

RANJIT NAIR is the President of the World Institute for Advanced Study and Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Foundations of Science, New Delhi.

AMRUTA PATIL is a writer-painter and the author of the graphic novels Kari, Adi Parva and Sauptik. She is currently working on her fourth book, Aranyaka.

NITIN D. RAI is a Fellow at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment in Bengaluru. His research is focused on how modern conservation approaches and the expropriation of forests for wildlife conservation are affecting people and forest.

DUNU ROY is chemical engineer by training, social scientist by compulsion, political ecologist by choice.

RASHMI SAWHNEY is Associate Professor of Film and Cultural Studies at Christ University, Bangalore, and writes on cinema and visual culture.

AJAY SHANKAR is a Distinguished Fellow with The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He has been Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) in the Government of India and has worked for many years in the Power Ministry.

SANJAY SIPAHIMALANI is a book reviewer based in Mumbai. His reviews are collected at


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