Trained in Indian and Western Asiatic archaeology, Shereen Ratnagar is the author of books and academic papers on the Indus civilization: its overseas trade, political organization, cities, and its
Neetha N. is Professor and Acting Director at the Centre for Women's Development Studies (CWDS), New Delhi. Before joining CWDS, she was Associate Fellow and Coordinator, Centre for Gender and Lab
Uma Rani holds a PhD in economics from University of Hyderabad. She specializes in Labour and Institutional Economics, and has recently joined the International Institute of Labour Studies, ILO, Ge
Amalendu Guha was an eminent historian whose work covers twentieth-century Afghanistan, medieval Assam, and from the saga of the early Parsi capitalists to tribal unrest in post-colonial Northeast
Late Vijay Kumar Thakur was Professor of History, Patna University, and author of Urbanisation in Ancient India (1981) and Historiography of Indian Feudalism (1989).
Amiya Kumar Bagchi is the Founder-Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. He was also Reserve Bank of India Professor of Economics and Director, Centre for S
Arindam Banerjee teaches economics at the School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi, Delhi. His research and teaching interests are agrarian crisis, food security, biofuels, political
Born and educated in Culcutta, Sumanta Banerjee specializes in research on popular culture and the social history of nineteenth-century Bengal. His published works include The Parlour and the Stre
Zakir Husain College stands on the deep foundation of a 300-year-long history, one that speaks of a vibrant tradition of knowledge building in the Indian subcontinent. While the strength of its fou
Venkatesh Athreya, a chemical engineer-turned-development economist, served as Professor of Economics at Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, for nearly three decades. His earlier works include Ba
Nausheen Jaffery was a historian trained at the University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia. Her book, Jahan Ara Begum: A Biographical Study (1614–1681) was published in 2011.
B. Rajendra Prasad was formerly Professor, Department of Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati. He is the author of Temple Sculpture of Andhra Prade
Madhusree Dutta, the curator of Project Cinema City, is a filmmaker and executive director of Majlis. She curated the cultural component at World Social Forum, 2004 and 2007, and has conceived and
Vidya Shah is a musician from New Delhi, India. Initially trained in Carnatic music, she later received guidance in the North Indian genres of Khayal (from Shubha Mudgal and Mujahid Hussain Khan),
Pradip Kumar Datta is the author of Carving Blocs: Communal Ideology in Early Twentieth-Century Bengal (1999) and one of the co-authors of Khaki Shorts and Saffron Flag: A Critique of the Hindu Rig
P. Chandramohan did his Master's in History from Calicut University, Kerala, and pursued his research on the Social and Cultural History of Modern Travancore at the Centre for Historical Studies, J
Kaushik Bhaumik is Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at the School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Until recently he was Deputy Director of the Osian's-Cinefan Fe
Aijaz Ahmad is a Marxist philosopher, literary theorist and political commentator. He is currently the Chancellor's Professor at the UC Irvine School of Humanities' Department of Comparative Litera
Suhita Sinha Roy (1949–2010) taught history in Jhargram Raj College, Chandernagore College and Lady Brabourne College, Calcutta University, from 1979 to 2009. She was educated in Visva-Bharati U
Sashi Kumar is a journalist, broadcaster, documentary and feature filmmaker, media thinker and initiator. He launched the Asianet satellite television channel and cable network in the early 1990s.
Rustom Bharucha is an independent writer, director and dramaturge based in Calcutta. He was Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies in the School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru
Praveen Kumar Jha is Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP) and an adjunct professor at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies (CISLS), School of S
Sandipan Baksi is Programme Coordinator, Foundation for Agrarian Studies, Bengaluru.
Geeta Kapur is an independent art critic and curator living in New Delhi. Her extensive publications on modern Indian art include Contemporary Indian Artists (1978), and exhibition catalogues an
Utsa Patnaik is Professor Emeritus, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, where she taught economics from 1973 until retiring in 2010. She has published extensively on problems of peasant trans
K.N. Panikkar was Professor of Modern History at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has written extensively on the cultural and intellectual history of co