SHREYA ILA ANASUYA is a writer based in Calcutta.
UDAY BALAKRISHNAN is a former civil servant who worked in the Government of India in various capacities. He is a former Visiting Fellow at NIASBengaluru,
CEU-Budapest and teaches Public Policy at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI is Professor Emerita in the Department of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
SHOKIN CHAUHAN is a former Lt. General of the Indian Army. He was appointed the Chairman of the Cease Fire Monitoring Group in Nagaland post
superannuation from the Indian Army in 2018. He had earlier commanded 1 Corp and was the Director General of Assam Rifles.
NITOO DAS is a bird photographer and poet. She teaches English at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
BIBEK DEBROY is an economist and translator. He has translated the Mahabharata in ten volumes, Valmiki Ramayana in three volumes and the Bhagavata
Purana from Sanskrit to English.
SUMAN DUBEY is a former journalist who has trekked and climbed in the Himalaya and the Alps. In 1962 he was a member of the 2nd Indian Everest
expedition on which the legendary Angtharkay, who finds prominent mention in Scott Ellworth’s The World Beneath Their Feet, was the Sirdar of the Sherpas.
PREM SHANKAR JHA is a columnist for The Wire, former media adviser to Prime Minister VP Singh and former Editor of the Hindustan Times and the
Financial Express. He is the author of The Perilous Road to the Market: A Political Economy of Reform in Russia, China and India (2002); Managed Chaos: The
Fragility of the Chinese Miracle (2009) and Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger: Can China and India dominate the West (2010).
BODHISATTVA KAR teaches at the Department of Historical Studies in the University of Cape Town.
IP 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
External Affairs, Government of India.
BERTIL LINTNER is a Thailand-based author and journalist specialising in South and Southeast Asian affairs. His most recent book is The Costliest Pearl:
China’s Struggle for India’s Ocean (2019).
HARSH MANDER is a writer, columnist, and human rights and peace worker. His books include Looking Away: Inequality, Prejudice and Indifference in New
India, and Partitions of the Heart: Unmaking the Idea of India.
PREM SHANKAR JHA is a columnist for The Wire, former media adviser to Prime Minister VP Singh and former Editor of the Hindustan Times and the Financial Express. He is the author of Dawn of the Solar Age: An End to Global Warming and to Fear (Sage Publications, 2018).
ANURADHA MARWAH is a novelist and playwright. Her publications include the dystopian novel Idol Love (1999) and the play Ismat’s Love Stories (2017).
RUDRANGSHU MUKHERJEE is Chancellor and Professor of History at Ashoka University. He is the author of several books including, most recently,
Tagore & Gandhi: Walking Alone, Walking Together (Aleph, 2021) and A Begum & A Rani: Hazrat Mahal and Lakshimibai in 1857 (Penguin, 2021).
RANJIT RAE is a former Indian Ambassador to Nepal. His first book, Kathmandu Dilemma: Resetting India Nepal Ties, will be released in September, 2021.
VIKRAMAJIT RAM used to be a graphic designer until he became enamoured of art history and historical fiction. He is the author of Elephant Kingdom:
Sculptures from Indian Architecture (2007), Dreaming Vishnus: A Journey through Central India (2008), Tso and La: A Journey in Ladakh (2012) and The Sun and
Two Seas (2016).
JAYADEVA RANADE is a former Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India and is presently President of the Centre for
China Analysis and Strategy.
NITIN D. RAI studies the political ecology of wildlife conservation in India and is based at the Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment.
NILANJANA S ROY is a novelist and a columnist for the Financial Times. She is the author of The Wildings (2012), The Hundred Names of Darkness (2013)
and The Girl Who Ate Books (2016) and has edited two anthologies.
VALAY SINGH is the author of Ayodhya: City of Faith, City of Discord (2018).
NALIN SURIE is a Distinguished Fellow at the Delhi Policy Group. He is a former member of the Indian Foreign Service (1973-2011), who served in Indian
missions in Hong Kong, Brussels, Dar-es-Salaam and Thimphu and subsequently as India’s DPR to the United Nations (New York), Ambassador to China and
Poland, High Commissioner to UK and Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs (2015-2018).
BRIJ TANKHA is a Honorary Fellow and Coordinator of the East Asia Program at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi and a former Professor of Modern
Japanese History at Delhi University.
JOHN THOMAS is an Assistant Professor of History at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati. He is
the author of Evangelising the Nation: Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity (Routledge, 2016).