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.
Nivedita Sen teaches English at Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Her book Family, School and Nation: The Child and Literary Constructions in 20th-century Bengal (2015) has been published by R
Neera Chandhoke was formerly Professor of Political Science at the University of Delhi. She was a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library,
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
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
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
T.K. Venkatasubramaniam taught at the Department of History, University of Delhi. He is the author of Political Change and Agrarian Tradition in South India, 1600–1800 (1986), Environment and Urb
Prabhat Patnaik is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the author of Accumulation and Stability under Capitalism (1997), The Retreat to Unfreedom (2
I.K. Sharma has a PhD in archaeology from the University of Pune. He has worked at excavations in Nagarjunakonda, Kalibangan, Paiyanpalli, Pauni, Surkotada, and directed the excavations at Gudimall
C.P. Chandrasekhar taught economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His areas of interest include the role of finance and industry in devel
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
Biswamoy Pati (late) taught at the Department of History, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi. He is the author of Resisiting Domination: Peasants, Tribals and the National Movement in Or
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
Sandipan Baksi is Programme Coordinator, Foundation for Agrarian Studies, Bengaluru.
Valerian Rodrigues is currently Ambedkar Chair, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). His recent books include The Essential Writings of B.R. Ambedkar (2002), The Indian Parliament: A Democracy at Wo
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
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.
The late Alice Thorner, editor of this volume, had been studying, teaching and writing on the economic and social history of South Asia since 1940. She was co-author, with her husband Daniel Thor
Sudhir Chandra is the author of Enslaved Daughters: Colonialism, Law and Women's Rights (1997), The Oppressive Present: Literature and Social Consciousness in Colonial India (1992) and Dependence a
Anand Chakravarti retired as Professor of Sociology at the University of Delhi in 2006. He held the S.K. Dey Chair in Local Government at the Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, from July 201
Amit Kumar Gupta has been researching and writing on issues of modern Indian history for several years now. His publications include North-West Frontier Province Legislature and the Freedom Struggl
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