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Arvind N. Das (6.9.1948 - 6.8.2000)
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    VOL. II  NOS. 5 32 PAGES MAY 1997
- The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy Rukmini Bhaya Nair
- Legacy of a Divided Nation: India's Muslims Since Independence by Mushirul Hasan Andrew Whitehead
- Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, by Susan Visvanathan Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
- The Present History of West Bengal: Essays in Political Criticism by Partha Chatterjee Arvind N. Das
- Mind Body and Society, Life and Mentality in Colonial Bengal edited by Rajat Kanta Ray Joya Chatterji
- Development, Devolution and Democracy: Village Discourse in West Bengal by G. K. Lieten Arindam Sen
- Between Languages and Cultures: Translations and
Cross-Cultural Texts
edited by Anuradha Dingwaney and Carol Maier
Sujit Mukherjee
- Rethinking Economics: Reflections Based on a Study of the Indian Economy by C. T. Kurien Amiya Kumar Bagchi
- Snakes and Ladders: A View of Modern India by Gita Mehta Tarun Tejpal
- Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in Modern India edited
by Carol A. Breckenridge
Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
- Hero Number 1. A film in Hindi directed by David Dhawan Pankaj Mishra
- Sardari Begum. A film by Shyam Benegal premiered on television Parsa Venkateswar Rao Jr.
- OK Tata: Mobiloil Change and World Revolution. An extract from
Civil Lines 3 published by Ravi Dayal
Dilip Simeon
- In the Light of the Black Sun by Rohit Manchanda Mridula Nath Chakraborty
- The Minister for Permanent Unrest and Other Stories by Keki N. Daruwalla Hephzibah Israel
- Marginal Players in Marginal Assemblies: The Indian MLA
by Vir Chopra
E. Sridharan
- Tibet: The Road Ahead by Dawa Norbu John Lall
- The Challenge in Kashmir: Democracy, Self-Determination and a Just Peace by Sumantra Bose Ved Marwah
- Empire Strikes back
AMIYA KUMAR BAGCHI a leading economist was until recently the Director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.
SABYASACHI BHATTACHARYA formerly Vice Chancellor of the Viswabharati University, teaches history at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and is one of the country's foremost writers on labour and social history.
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR teaches English at the Indian Instsitute of Technology, Delhi. Her book of poems The Hyoid Bone was published a few years ago.
JOYA CHATTERJI was a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and is currently working on a Cambridge University research project on South Asian history. She is the author of Bengal Divided: Hindu Commnnalism and Partition, 1932-1947.
HEPHZIBAH ISRAEL teaches English in Delhi University.
JOHN LALL former civil servant has recently written a book on Begum Samru.
VED MARWAH a retired police officer is currently with the Centre for Policy Research.
PANKAJ MISHRA author of Butter Chicken in Ludhiana is a freelance writer and editor.
SUJIT MUKHERJEE worked for several years in publishing and has recently written The Autobiography of an Unknown Cricketer.
MRIDULA NATH CHAKRABORTY teaches English at the Janaki Devi Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi.
ARINDAM SEN longtime grassroots activist is currently the Director of the Indian Institute of Marxist Studies, Calcutta.
DILIP SIMEON is a historian specializing in labour studies,
E. SRIDHARAN is with the University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India and the Centre for Policy Research.
RAJESWARI SUNDER RAJAN is a senior research fellow with the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library.
TARUN TEJPAL is the literary editor with Outlook.
PARSA VENKATESWAR RAO JR. works with the Indian Express.
ANDREW WHITEHEAD until recently the BBC correspondent in Delhi, is currently working on a series on the Partition for BBC radio.

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