PURUSHOTTAM AGRAWAL is a scholar of early vernacular modernity in India, Hinduism and Bhakti poetry, and is a fiction writer.
GURPREET BAL is a Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology,Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
JAHNAVI BARUA is a writer based in Bangalore. She has published a collection of short fiction, Next Door (Penguin India, 2008), and a novel, Rebirth (Penguin India,
2011), and is currently working on
her second novel.
SUBIR BHAUMIK is a veteran BBC correspondent and author of several books on India’s Northeast. He has worked as senior editor in Dhaka based bdnews24.com and
as Consulting Editor in Myanmar’s Mizzima media group.
ARJUN CHAUDHURI is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Gurucharan College,
MAHESH A DEOKAR is a Professor and Head of the Department of Pali at Savitribai Phule Pune University.
SHASHI DESHPANDE is an English novelist. Her latest novel is Strangers to Ourselves (HarperCollins India, 2015).
SATYANARA HEGDE practices Civil Law in Mumbai. He occasionally perpetrates random acts of comparative literary criticism.
RAKHSHANDA JALIL is a Delhi-based writer, translator and literary historian.
LATHA JISHNU is a senior journalist and columnist who writes on South Asian politics and society. She has reported extensively on trade, economics and development
LAKSHMI KANNAN is a bilingual writer who uses the pen-name ‘Kaaveri’ for her writings in Tamil. A novelist, short story writer, poet, critic and translator, The Glass
Bead Curtain (Vitasta, New Delhi, 2016) is her latest novel.
NALIN MEHTA is Executive Editor of TOI-Online. His books include Behind a Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India (2015), India on Television:
How Satellite TV Channels Changed the Way We Think and Act (2008) and Olympics: The India Story (2012) with Boria Majumdar.
SHIVSHANKAR MENON is a former Foreign Secretary and National Security Advisor to the Government of India. He is the author of Choices: Inside the Making of
Indian Foreign Policy (Penguin Random House India, 2016).
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is a Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Author of five academic books, one of them an edited
collection, and three volumes of poetry, her first novel Mad Girl’s Love Song was published in 2013.
GAUTAM MUKHOPADHAYA studied History and Sociology in Delhi University and served as Ambassador of India to Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar, the last until
DEEPANJANA PAL is a journalist and critic who writes about culture, gender and society. She is the author of a critically acclaimed biography The Painter: The Life of
Ravi Varma (Random House India, 2009), a children’s book, A Book for Puchku (Pratham Books) and Hush a Bye Baby (Juggernaut, 2018),
her first novel.
JANICE PARIAT is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories (Random House India, 2012), Seahorse: A Novel (Random House India, 2014) and The Nine
Chambered Heart (4th Estate, 2017). She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar and Crossword Award for Fiction. She currently lives
in New Delhi.
USHA K R is the author of the novels: Sojourn (1998); The Chosen (2003); A Girl and a River (2007)and Monkey-man (2010). Her novels have been listed for several
awards. A Girl and a River won the Crossword Award in 2007, and Monkey-man was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, 2012.
AJAY K RAO is an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto.
M RAJIVLOCHAN is a Professor in the Department of History, Panjab University, Chandigarh. He has authored, with Meeta Rajivlochan, Jal Swaraj: Case Studies in
ANIKENDRA NATH SEN is a veteran journalist, a former Resident Editor of The Times of India, India correspondent of ABC/Radio Australia and current Chairman
of APCA, a media venture in Nepal.
DILIP SIMEON is a historian, writer and public intellectual based in Delhi.
SEEMA SIROHI is an Indian columnist based in Washington DC. She mainly writes on foreign policy.
BRIJ TANKHA is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. He retired as Professor of Modern Japanese History at Delhi University.
SHIV KUNAL VERMA is the author of the definitive 1962 – The War That Wasn’t (Aleph Book Company, 2016). His other works include The Long Road to Siachen: The
Question Why (Rupa Publications), Assam Rifles and the highly acclaimed Northeast Trilogy.
A R VENKATACHALAPATHY is a Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. He is a historian and Tamil writer.