SEEMA ALAVI is Professor of History at Delhi University. She is the author of Muslim Cosmopolitanism in the Age of Empire (Harvard University Press, 2015)
SUDEEP CHAKRAVARTI has authored several books, including the award-winning Clear.Hold.Build: Hard Lessons of Business and Human Rights in India
(HarperCollins Publishers India, 2014). An extensively published columnist and essayist, he earlier worked in leadership positions with major Indian media
organisations. His forthcoming book is The Bengalis, a biography
SAYANDEB CHOWDHURY is Assistant Professor, School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
AMAR FAROOQUI teaches in the Department of History, University of Delhi.
SAGARIKA GHOSE is a journalist, author and broadcaster. She has been a journalist for over two decades and is the author of two novels. She was deputy editor
of the news channel CNNIBN as well as prime time anchor. She is currently Consulting Editor with the Times of India and working on a biographical portrait of
SHOHINI GHOSH is Sajjad Zaheer Professor at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre.
PREM SHANKAR JHA is a former editor of Financial Express and The Economic Times. He was the principal economic columist and later economic editor of the
Times of India from 1970 to 1986. He is the author of India: A Political Economy of Stagnation(1980), The Perilous Road to the Market - Political Economy of Reform
in Russia, India and China (2001) and Crouching Dragon, Hidden Tiger: Can China and India dominate the West (2009).
MALAVIKA KARLEKAR is Co-editor, Indian Journal of Gender Studies. She writes a regular column for The Telegraph (Kolkata) based on memoirs, travelogues
and archival photograph. Her recent books are Visual Histories – Photography in the Popular Imagination (2013) and Memories of Belonging – Images from the
Colony and Beyond (2015).
TABISH KHAIR has published a study, The New Xenophobia (Oxford University Press) and a novel, Just Another Jihadi Jane (Penguin/Periscope Books/
Interlink), in 2016.
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. He is the author of several books including Underdogs End Empires (Konark Publishers, New Delhi, 2010).
NANDINI LAL is a critic based in Washington DC.
BORIA MAJUMDAR is a sports historian, television commentator and the co-author of the award-winning autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar, Playing It My
Way(Hachette India, 2014). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Central Lancashire and Adjunct Professor at Monash University.
SHARANYA MANIVANNAN is the author of The High Priestess Never Marries (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2016).
ANURADHA MARWAH is a writer and academic. She teaches English Literature and Creative Writing in a college affiliated with the University of Delhi.
ROHINI MOHAN is a political journalist based in Bangalore. She is the author of The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka’s Civil War.
SUKUMAR MURALIDHARAN is an independent writer and researcher currently on a fellowship with the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Simla
RUKMINI BHAYA NAIR is Professor of Linguistics and English at IIT Delhi. Author of several academic books and three volumes of verse with Penguin, her
poetry is described by the Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry as “widely admired for its postmodern approach to lyrical meaning and feminine identity”. Her
first novel, Mad Girl’s Love Song (HarperCollins Publishers India, 2013), on the subject of cultural schizophrenia, was on the ten-book list for the DSC Prize
JANICE PARIAT is the author of Boats on Land: A Collection of Short Stories (Random House India, 2012) and Seahorse: A Novel (Random House India, 2014).
She was awarded the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar and Crossword Award for Fiction. She currently lives in New Delhi.
VIKRAMAJIT RAM is the author of Tso and La: A Journey in Ladakh (2012) and two other works of non-fiction. His first novel, The Sun and Two Seas, has just
been published by Speaking Tiger
SUMATHI RAMASWAMY is Professor of History, Duke University, USA. She has published extensively in the fields of language politics, gender studies, visual
studies and the modern history of Indian art.