KUNAL AMBASTA is Assistant Professor at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and an Advocate in the High Court of Karnataka.
MAAZ BIN BILAL is Assistant Professor in Literary Studies at Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O. P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
ANINDITA CHAKRABARTI is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. She works
on sociology of religion and law.
SUBARNO CHATTARJI is Associate Professor in the Department of English, University of Delhi.
SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI is Professor Emerita in the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
SAYANDEB CHOWDHURY teaches in the School of Letters, Ambedkar University, Delhi. His book on
the life, cinema and legacy of Bengali actor Uttam
Kumar will be published by HarperCollins India
later this year.
SAMANTAK DAS teaches Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
SHASHI DESHPANDE is an English novelist. Her latest novel is Strangers to Ourselves (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2015).
MAHMOOD FAROOQUI is currently working on a book about prisons.
NIKHIL GOVIND is Head of the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities.
SALMAN HAIDAR is a former Indian diplomat who held ambassadorial assignments in Bhutan, China and the UK and served in Egypt, Afghanistan and the
United Nations. He retired as Foreign Secretary.
MANOJ JOSHI is a Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. He is a commentator and columnist with a PhD from Jawaharlal
LATHA JISHNU is a senior journalist and columnist who writes on South Asian politics and society. She has reported extensively on trade, economics and
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.
MINI KAPOOR is Ideas Editor at The Hindu.
PRANJAL KISHORE is a Delhi-based lawyer.
I P KHOSLA joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1960. He has served in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Bhutan and also as Secretary in the Ministry of
SUNIL KUMAR is Assistant Professor (ad hoc) in the Department of English, Dyal Singh (Evening) College, University of Delhi.
LAWRENCE LIANG is Professor and Dean of the School of Law, Governance and Citizenship,
BORIA MAJUMDAR is a sports historian and television commentator. He has co-authored Olympics: The India Story (HarperCollins, 2012) and Playing It My
Way: An Autobiography by Sachin Tendulkar (Hachette India, 2014). His latest book is The History of Indian Sport Through 100 Artefacts (Harper Sport, 2017).
ANURADHA MARWAH is an author and academic. She was Fulbright-Nehru Fellow at the University of Minnesota in 2017. She is currently putting finishing
touches to her fourth novel and co-directing a play based on Manto’s stories.
DEB MUKHARJI is a former diplomat and author of Magic of Nepal (Rupa Publications, 2005), Kailash and Manasarovar: Visions of the Infinite (Nepalaya, 2009),
A Quest Beyond the Himalaya (Niyogi Books, 2013) and Perspectives on Nepal (ICWA, 2016).
GANGEYA MUKHERJI is presently Visiting Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN teaches at the School of Journalism, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat.
RAVI NAIR runs the South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre.
AJAI SAHNI is Executive Director of the Institute for Conflict Management & South Asia Terrorism Portal.
SANDEEP SHASTRI is Pro Vice Chancellor of Jain University, Bengaluru. He is a teacher of politics and a researcher on elections.
ANAND VAIDYA is an anthropologist at the University of Bergen, Norway.