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- Quichotte by Salman Rushdie Rukmini Bhaya Nair
- The Testaments by Margaret Atwood Nilanjana S Roy
- Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo Taran N Khan
- Toni Morrison (1931 – 2019): In Memoriam Nandini Lal
- Love without a Story: Poems by Arundhathi Subramaniam;
The Altar of the Only World by Sharanya Manivannan
Susan Haris
- Prelude to a Riot by Annie Zaidi Samantak Das
- The Truth About Us: The Politics of Information from Manu to Modi
by Sanjoy Chakravorty
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
- Battling for India: A Citizen’s Reader by Githa Hariharan and
Salim Yusufji
Anant Maringanti
- Nightmarch: A Journey into India’s Naxal Heartlands by Alpa Shah Latha Jishnu
- The Steel Frame: A History of the IAS by Deepak Gupta;
What Ails the IAS and Why it Fails to Deliver: A Insider’s View
by Naresh Chandra Saxena
Pradip Bhattacharya
- Kashmir’s Untold Story Declassified by Iqbal Chand Malhotra and Maroof Raza Vivek Katju
- What Happened to Governance in Kashmir? by Aijaz Ashraf Wani Suvir Kaul
- Kashmir: Rage and Reason by Gowhar Geelani Sukumar Muralidharan
- A Desolation Called Peace: Voices from Kashmir edited by Ather Zia and Javaid Iqbal Bhat Andrew Whitehead
- Love, Loss, and Longing in Kashmir by Sahba Husain Pamela Philipose
- The Making of Early Kashmir: Landscape and Identity in the Rajatarangini by Shonaleeka Kaul Ziya us Salam
- Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum by Tilak Devasher Rajiv Dogra
- The Far Field by Madhuri Vijay Amulya Gopalakrishnan
- The Carpet Weaver by Nemat Sadat Kiran Keshavamurthy
- The Girl with Questioning Eyes by Neelesh Raghuwanshi;
translated from the original Hindi by Deepa Jain Singh
Stuti Khanna
- The Unmistakeable Presence of Absent Humans by K. Srilata Sampurna Chattarji
- Reviewers’s Choice: reviewers select their ‘Book of the Year’

PRADIP BHATTACHARYA is a 1971 batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He has authored and edited over 40 books on various subjects.

SAMPURNA CHATTARJI is the author of 18 books including eight books of poetry, the latest being Over and Underground in Mumbai and Paris (Context, 2018) and The Bhyabachyakaand other Wild Poems (Scholastic, 2019), co-written with Karthika Naïr and Eurig Salisbury respectively.

SAMANTAK DAS teaches Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

RAJIV DOGRA is a former Indian diplomat and the author of Where Borders Bleed: An Insiders Account of Indo-Pak Relations (Rupa Publications, 2015) and Durand’s Curse: A Line Across the Pathan Heart (Rupa, 2017). His next book, Prime Ministers, is due out in March 2020.

AMULYA GOPALAKRISHNAN is a journalist based in New Delhi.

SUSAN HARIS is a doctoral candidate in Literature and Philosophy at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

LATHA JISHNU is an independent journalist and columnist.

VIVEK KATJU is a retired Indian Foreign Service officer who was Joint Secretary (Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan) in the Ministry of External Affairs, from August 1995 to August 2001 and later India’s Ambassador to Afghanistan from March 2002 to January 2005.

SUVIR KAUL is A. M. Rosenthal Professor of English in the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Of Gardens and Graves: Essays on Kashmir, Poems in Translation (Three Essays Collective, 2015).

KIRAN KESHAVAMURTHY is Assistant Professor of English in the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. His research interests include caste, gender and sexuality studies and modern Indian literatures. He is the author of Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature (Oxford University Press, 2016).

TARAN N. KHAN is a writer and journalist based in Mumbai.

STUTI KHANNA teaches Literature in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She is the author of The Contemporary Novel and the City (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and the editor of Writing the City: Looking Within, Looking Without (Orient BlackSwan).

NANDINI LAL is a writer, critic and columnist based in Washington DC.

ANANT MARINGANTI is a social geographer and independent writer based in Hyderabad.

SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN teaches at the School of Journalism, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.

RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor Emerita, 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.

PAMELA PHILIPOSE is Public Editor of The Wire and author of Media’s Shifting Terrain Five Years that Transformed the Way India Communicates (Orient BlackSwan, 2019).

NILANJANA S ROY is a novelist and a columnist for the Financial Times. She is the author of The Wildings (Aleph, 2012), The Hundred Names of Darkness (Aleph, 2013) and The Girl Who Ate Books (4th Estate, 2016)and has edited two anthologies.

ZIYA US SALAM is a journalist and Associate Editor of Frontline. He is the author of Women in Masjid: A Quest for Justice (Bloomsbury India, 2019).

PARANJOY GUHA THAKURTA is an independent journalist, author, publisher, documentary film-maker and teacher with over four decades of work experience. His latest book is The Real Face of Facebook in India, co-authored with Cyril Sam.

ANDREW WHITEHEAD is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham in England and the author of The Lives of Freda: the political, spiritual and personal journeys of Freda Bedi (Speaking Tiger, 2019).

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