A.G. Krishna Menon
A.G. Krishna Menon is an architect, urban planner, and conservation consultant.
He drafted the INTACH Charter for the Conservation of Unprotected Architectural
Heritage and Sites in India in 2004 and is currently the Convener of the Delhi
chapter of INTACH.
A.P.S. Malhotra A.P.S. Malhotra did a major part of his schooling from Cambridge School, Sriniwaspuri, located in the southern part of Delhi. Subsequently, he joined St. Stephen's College, Delhi, from where he graduated in Physics.
He went on to do his post-graduation, specializing in Space Physics, from Delhi University. He is currently employed in a leading corporation in a senior capacity. His articles have appeared in leading national dailies, including The Times of India, Indian Express and Pioneer.
He does regular freelance writing for The Hindu, Delhi edition. He was acknowledged for his contribution in an Independence Day special contest held by The Hindustan Times in 2003. His stories, articles, and poems are woven around human relationships, which are captured with rare insight and poignancy.
His concern for basic human values and their enduring relevance comes forth in his writing, as does his love for Delhi and its inhabitants. The first compilation of his short stories, Relationships
was released in 2004.
Abanindranath Tagore (1871-1951) was an artist and writer from the renowned Tagore family and a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore. He was the key figure behind the Bengal School of Art and introduced a unique Swadeshi style at a time when contemporary India primarily emulated Western art. Abanindranath revitalized Rajput and Mughal art, creating ethereal watercolors. His later works also integrated Chinese and Japanese influences. He held the position of Bageswari Professor of Oriental Art at Calcutta University and his writings and lectures on art continue to be influential in art theory and practice. In addition to his contributions to art, Abanindranath authored literary works cherished by both children and adults, such as "Buro Angla," "Khirer Putul," "Bhoot-Potrir Deshe," "Nalak," and "Raj Kahini." His writings are characterized by whimsical imagination and his ability to vividly depict scenes with words.
Abhijit Singh Jhala has been photographing since his school days and his work has been published in a number of books and magazines over the years. His photographs have been published in Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 10 Easy Walks, Palace on Wheels, Royal Rajasthan on Wheels, and Temples of Jaipur. Chittorgarh was a special project for him as it is linked to his ancestors.
Retiring from a multinational and a subsequent HR consultancy, Abhijit Gupta submitted to a lifelong desire to write, creating a novel influenced by the three eventful years he spent getting his second degree at the London School of Economics, having obtained his first degree from St. Stephens College, Delhi. In those years he found a new intellectual and emotional liberation and grew to love London for it. While at the LSE, he also captained the fencing team. A passion for travel has taken him and his wife all over the world. Unable to follow tourist itineraries, his idea of bliss is to sit with a glass of wine in a tree-shaded square in Barcelona and watch the world go by. Or wander through his beloved forests and hills in India. Two of his travel articles were published in the Economic Times and the Business Line respectively. He loves to paint, write and read, often while listening to music. That is when the boisterous grandchildren and children are not visiting. Sometimes, he is allowed to indulge in his other passion cricket.
Achala Moulik, born in Calcutta in a family of scholars and diplomats, went to schools in Washington, New York, and London, where her father Moni Moulik was posted on diplomatic assignments. She graduated in Economics, Political Science, International History, and Law from London University. Thereafter, she studied Italian Renaissance in Rome. Her civil servant and writer husband Mohandas Moses encouraged her literary endeavors.
After graduation, Achala joined the Indian Administrative Service. She has worked in various capacities, among them as Education Secretary, Government of India when the national education program 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan' was formulated and as Director-General, Archaeological Survey of India.
She has published books on international relations, political and cultural history, along with biographies on Tagore and Tolstoy, four acclaimed novels, and a collection of poetry. Her play 'Pushkin's Last Poem' was staged in Moscow and Petersburg to a standing ovation.
For her contribution to Russian history and literature, Achala received the Sergei Yesenin Prize and the prestigious Pushkin Medal from the Russian President.
Acharya Rajneesh Osho or Acharya Rajneesh was an
Indian mystic, guru and spiritual teacher who garnered an international
Adil Khan is a postgraduate in Science and has done his MBA in Media Management. The author is Senior Public Relations Executive in Narmada Valley Development Department in Madhya Pradesh. He has been associated with Narmada Valley issues for more than two decades. During his long association as an officer of Narmada Valley Development, he has traveled extensively in the valley to enrich his knowledge and discover the facts related to Narmada and Narmada Valley.
Adil Khan is a postgraduate in Science and has done his MBA in
Media Management. The author is Senior Public Relations Executive in Narmada
Valley Development Department in Madhya Pradesh. He has been associated with
Narmada Valley issues for more than two decades. During his long association as
an officer of Narmada Valley Development, he has travelled extensively in the
valley to enrich his knowledge and discover the facts related to Narmada and
अदिति सिमलई तिवारी एक शिक्षिका, फ्रीलांस लेखिका, ब्लॉगर, संपादक और अनुवादक हैं। आपने लेडी श्री राम कॉलेज से अंग्रेजी में बी.ए. व दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय से अंग्रेजी में एम.ए. किया है। आपने बहुत-सी पुस्तकों के अंग्रेजी से हिंदी अनुवाद में योगदान दिया है। कंटेंट लेखन, संपादन व प्रूफ रीडिंग में आपको महारत हासिल है। अंग्रेजी में बच्चों के लिए सामान्य ज्ञान पर आपके द्वारा लिखी गई एक श्रृंखला भी प्रकाशित हुई है। आपको अंग्रेजी शिक्षण में कई वर्षों का अनुभव है व आपने हाल ही में ब्रिटिश काउंसिल का प्रतिष्ठित सेल्टा (CELTA) कोर्स भी पूर्ण किया है।
Ajaish Jaiswal is a hotelier by profession and a photographer by passion. Under the guidance of his guru Shri Ravi Kapoor, in the best guru–shishya (teacher-pupil) tradition, he held four solo exhibitions from 2012 to 2015 on the famous Asafi Imambara built by Nawab Asaf ud Daulah, and also produced a calendar each year based on those images.
Ajaish Jaiswal is a hotelier by profession and a photographer by
passion. Under the guidance of his guru Shri Ravi Kapoor, in the best
gurushishya (teacher-pupil) tradition, he held four solo exhibitions from 2012
to 2015 on the famous AsafiImambara built by Nawab Asafud Daulah, and also
produced a calendar each year based on those images.
Ajay Sachdeva, with a postgraduate degree in Operations Research from Delhi University, is the recipient of a gold medal for securing first rank at the university. He went on to pursue a two-year Management programme from IIM, Ahmedabad and has over 37 years of rich experience working with several leading Indian and multinational corporations. Many of his articles have been published in the Awakening Times, an e-magazine published in Serbia, and also in the blogs of the Speaking Tree.
Dr. Alka Pande, Curator and Art Consultant and Artistic Director, Photosphere, is currently the Consultant Arts Advisor and Curator at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. She completed her post-doctoral studies from Goldsmiths College, University of the Arts, London, in Critical Art Theory, under the aegis of the Charles Wallace India Trust. Her PhD was in the History of Art, on the concept of Ardhanarisvara in Indian Art with special emphasis on sculpture. She has been passionately involved with the world of art for nearly three-and-a-half decades. Dr. Pande is responsible for curating several significant and perceptive exhibitions in India and abroad, notably a singular exhibition at the Pinacothèque de Paris titled, 'The Kama-Sutra: Spirituality and Eroticism in Indian Art'. In 2006, she was awarded the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres or Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters—an award bequeathed by the French Government. In 2009, she received the Australian Asia Council Special Award. She then went on to receive the Amrita Shergill Samman from the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi in 2014, for her contribution to the arts.
Alka Hingorani is an independent scholar whose interests in Indian art lie geographically in the lower Himalayas and thematically in issues of aesthetics and identity. She holds an advanced degree in photography and a PhD in art history, both from the University of California, Berkeley, USA where she has also taught as a visiting lecturer.
Alo Shome is a freelance writer and poet. Her selected and translated collection of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s essays 'Many Threads of Hinduism' and her translation of Bankim’s study of Sri Krishna’s personality 'Krishna Charitra' have been published by Harper Collins (2015) and Pustak Mahal (2008) respectively. Her poems (published in Poetry Chain) were also critically appreciated in 'The Hindu' in 2002.
Alok Bhalla has published extensively on literature, translation, and politics. He was recently a fellow at Mahatma Gandhi's Sabarmati Ashram and at the Institute for Advanced Study at Nantes, France. His recent publications include 'Story is a Vagabond: Fiction, Essays and Drama' by Intizar Husain, and 'A Chronicle of the Peacocks' (stories by Intizar Husain).
Amal Allana was raised in a family of theatre stalwarts. She majored in Direction from the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi in 1968. Allana’s plays are meditative reflections on our times, a vision that transcends narrow definitions of culture and nationality, thereby exploring the intercultural nature of human experience. She has directed over 60 productions. Allana is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Sangeet Natak Academy Award for Direction in 1998.
Amal Mitra (1910–1993), the distinguished literary figure, had an extensive knowledge of the renowned writers and actors of the Bengali stage for about fifty years. His remarkable understanding of 19th-century Bengali theatre is documented in his pioneering work in Bengali, "Kolkatae Videshi Rangalay." He shared a close friendship with Sisir Kumar Bhaduri, and his series of articles on Bhaduri are noteworthy. Additionally, Mitra wrote scholarly articles on Rabindranath Tagore, leading to the publication of an expanded version by the Tagore Research Institute. His books on Bengali theatre continue to be highly regarded and are included as reference material in the syllabus of Master's degree programs in Bengali at Calcutta University and Rabindra Bharati University.
Amar Mudi has a master’s degree in Mass Communication. The author of a critically acclaimed novel, Curse of Badam Pahar: Savages of the East, he has many translation works into Bengali to his credit—Orhan Pamuk’s novel, My Name is Red, Ismail Kadare’s The Successor, Imre Kertesz’s Fatelessness, and Manohar Shyam Joshi’s Hindi novel, Kyaap. He has also published a compilation of poems, Jiban Jatra, and plays like Uttaradhikar and Thakurdar Coffin.
Amish Tandon is a corporate commercial attorney with over 8 years of experience practicing in New Delhi. He has extensive expertise in litigation and corporate advisory matters. Additionally, Mr. Tandon is actively involved with nonprofit organizations, where he provides legal assistance to those in need on a pro bono basis.
He is a frequent speaker and conducts seminars, talks, and training sessions on the topic of "sexual harassment at the workplace." Furthermore, he regularly contributes articles to law journals, newspapers, and blogs, covering a wide range of legal issues.
Amit Ranjan Amit Ranjan undertook his undergraduate studies at St. Stephens College and has MA, MPhil and PhD from JNU, Delhi. He was a Visiting Fellow at UNSW, Sydney; and a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence at Miamiwith eye to the sky, and ear to the ocean. His poetry collection, Find Me Leonard Cohen, Im Almost Thirty, came out two years ago, and the biography of Dara Shikoh is due out soon. Amit is a lecturer of English at NCERT, Delhi.
Amitabha Ray, a senior official with the Government of India, possesses extensive experience in national-level planning. He has authored numerous books and articles for leading journals.
Amiya Dev was a Professor of Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. He had a prolific body of work in both Bengali and English, covering topics such as Rabindranath Tagore's influence and legacy, literary interrelations, and literary culture. Additionally, he served as an editor and co-editor for several volumes, including "Science, Literature and Aesthetics" and "Tagore and China." Furthermore, he held the position of Vice-President of the International Comparative Literature Association and served as the Vice-Chancellor of Vidyasagar University.
Amiya P Sen retired as Professor of Modern Indian history from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. That apart, he has served Delhi University and Visvabharati, Santiniketan. He has been Agatha Harrison Fellow at the University of Oxford, Zimmer Chair at Heidelberg and Fellow at the IIAS, Shimla, and the NMML, New Delhi. Currently, he is also Honorary Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford. Prof. Sens research interests lie primarily in the areas of intellectual and cultural history of modern Bengal. To date, he has authored and edited fifteen books and served as Guest Editor for the MDPI international online journal, Religion.
Amrinder Bajaj is a practising gynecologist and the head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MAX Multi Speciality Centre, Pitampura, Delhi. Writing is her passion and her published works include two wellness books, a novel based on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, a text book for nurses, a collection of poems, a joke book, and a memoir based on her association with the noted Indian author and columnist, Khushwant Singh. She has two columns in the magazine Womans Era. She also regularly writes articles, travelogues, short stories and poems for magazines and newspapers like The Times of India, Tribune and The Indian Express.
Amrita Nilanjana earned a Master's degree and an MPhil in English Literature from Calcutta University. After relocating to Delhi, she served as a visiting faculty member, teaching English Literature at the post-graduate level in Delhi University. In addition to her academic pursuits, she is a dedicated theatre critic and a writer of short stories. With a passion for reading and a love for travel, Amrita Nilanjana is particularly drawn to artisan communities residing in remote areas. She has initiated a silent campaign aimed at restoring the pride and rightful place in society for these artisans.
Anıl Basılı graduated from the Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Communication in Kocaeli University
Anil Dey, an engineer by profession, has dedicated over 60 years of his life to the study of temples in Odisha, a pursuit that he is deeply passionate about. This book represents the culmination of his extensive and painstaking research in this field. Beyond his scholarly endeavors, Mr. Dey is an enthusiastic traveler, especially in the Himalayas, and has authored five travelogues along with numerous short stories and articles. He has also written a book on Konark in the Odia language. Photography has been a lifelong passion for him, and he is an accomplished photographer.
In recent times, Mr. Dey has been actively involved in promoting the Kalinga Heritage Preservation Trust (KHPT), with the ambitious goal of constructing a Global Sun Temple in Konark.
G. C. Mitra holds the designation of MIStructE (UK) and holds a doctoral degree from IIT. His professional career includes serving as the Engineering-in-Chief and Secretary of Works for the government of Odisha. He has also held the position of Professor-in-Charge at IIT Kharagpur, Bhubaneswar Campus, and was Vice President of the Indian Road Congress. In recognition of his contributions, he has been honored with the Padmashree award by the President of India.
Anirudh Kala is a psychiatrist by profession and Clinical Director of Mind Plus, Ludhiana in Punjab. The latter is an intermediate stay facility for treatment of psychiatric illnesses and substance use disorders. He was a member of the expert group tasked by Government of India with writing Mental Health Policy for the country, which was released in 2014.He also writes fiction and has published several short stories. An anthology of interconnected stories, Unsafe Asylum: Stories of Partition and Madness was published in 2018 by Speaking Tiger books. Two and a Half Rivers is a novel based on a young Dalit couple caught in the vortex of terrorism in Punjab and is his second work of fiction. A non-fiction book Most of What You Know About Addiction is Not True with focus on addictions in Punjab will be released early next year.Anirudh Kala has been instrumental in forging cross border links between two sides of Punjab and is founder of Indo-Pak Punjab Psychiatric Society.He is fond of Urdu poetry, travelling and semi-classical music.
Anisha Burman was born in New Delhi to an Indian family, and the influence of her rich cultural heritage is evident in her spiritual perspective and her work. Despite this strong connection to her roots, she has spent a significant portion of her life exploring cultures beyond her own. In fact, she has resided in England for over half of her life.
Anisha has embarked on various paths in her life's journey, including the pursuit of studies in Film and Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Marketing, Fashion Designing, and Art. Her diverse interests and experiences have shaped her worldview and creative expression.
Furthermore, Anisha Burman is an author with a collection of her short stories set to be published soon, showcasing her talent and creativity in the realm of storytelling.
Anisur Rahman is a literary critic, translator, and poet. He has
worked and published in the areas of comparative, translation, and postcolonial studies with reference to the literatures of South Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He has four books, six edited/co-edited volumes, two collections of modern Urdu poetry in English translation, and an anthology of poems in English to his credit. Formerly a Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi, he is currently Senior Advisor at Rekhta Foundation. He has been a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada (2001-2002), and a Visiting Scholar
at Purdue University, USA (2007).
Anisur Rahman is a multifaceted literary figure known for his work as a literary critic, translator, and poet. His academic and creative pursuits have spanned various areas, including comparative literature, translation studies, and postcolonial studies, with a particular focus on the literatures of South Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Throughout his career, Anisur Rahman has authored four books and co-edited six volumes. Notably, he has compiled collections of modern Urdu poetry translated into English, shedding light on the richness of this literary tradition for a wider audience. Additionally, he has curated an anthology of poems in English.
Formerly holding the position of Professor of English at Jamia Millia Islamia, a central university in New Delhi, Anisur Rahman currently serves as a Senior Advisor at the Rekhta Foundation, an organization dedicated to the promotion of Urdu language and literature.
His academic journey has also taken him abroad, where he was a Shastri Fellow at the University of Alberta, Canada, during 2001-2002, and a Visiting Scholar at Purdue University, USA, in 2007. His extensive contributions to literature, translation, and academia have established him as a respected figure in the literary world.
Anita Agnihotri is a versatile writer who has contributed to various literary genres, including poetry, novels, children's literature, and critical essays on development. However, it is the short story genre that truly inspires her creativity. Through her writing, Anita delves into the vast and intricate tapestry of Indian reality, exploring the diverse facets of human relationships and amplifying the voices of the marginalized and underprivileged. Her work has been translated into several Indian languages, as well as English, German, and Swedish.
With a literary portfolio that spans over 30 volumes, Anita Agnihotri has earned numerous awards and recognitions for her outstanding contributions to literature. These accolades include the Bangiya Sahitya Parishad felicitation, the Sarat Puraskar, the Pratibha Basu Sahitya Puraskar, and the Bhuban Mohini Dasi Gold Medal awarded by the University of Calcutta.
Anita Agnihotri's commitment to her principles is evident in her decision to return the Bangla Academy literary award as a protest against the tragic incident of innocent protesters being killed in Nandigram, West Bengal. Her work serves as a testament to her passion for storytelling and her dedication to shedding light on the multifaceted aspects of Indian society.
Anita Bharat Shah obtained her PhD from Osmania University, in 1994. She has been active in the Museology Committee (ICOFOM) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) since 1987 and served many years on its Executive Board.Dr Shah has taught at several universities abroad as a visiting faculty of Museology. She has previously authored Visitors to South Indian Museums: Museological Context and Visitor Study as well as published extensively in the museological journal ICOFOM Study Series.She has conducted extensive research on kalamkari, Deccani and Rajasthani paintings and pichvais from 2013 to 2022. An avid collector of Indian textiles and art objects, she has organized many exhibitions, including a special display of Ancient Indian Textiles for Queen Elizabeth during her visit to Hyderabad in 1983. She and her husband Bharat Shah, creators of the AABHA collection, organized an exhibition titled Threads of Devotion showcasing embroidered pichvais from Kutch and Rajasthan of the early 19th to mid-20th centuries at the Nirmala Birla Modern Art Museum, Hyderabad, in 2021. She lives with her family in Hyderabad.
Anita Sharma a has studied at Pondicherry, Delhi and Oxford Universities. She has conducted several years of ethnographic research on Himalayan communities including on the Sherthupens of Arunachal Pradesh, the Hajong and Chakma refugees, the Lepchas of Dzongu, and the Limbus of Hee in Sikkim. She is currently working on a project on South Asian nomads for the Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity, University of Sussex.
Dr. Anjali Karolia, holding a PhD degree, serves as the Dean of the Faculty of Family and Community Sciences at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Vadodara. She has held various significant positions during her career, including the former Head of the Department of Clothing and Textiles from 2009 to 2017. Dr. Karolia was also instrumental in establishing the Institute of Fashion Technology at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
With a career spanning over 36 years, marked by extensive research and teaching, Dr. Karolia has received a total of 8 fellowships and awards in recognition of her contributions. Among her notable achievements, she was honored with the Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer fellowship, which led her to be affiliated with the Department of Textiles, Apparel, and Design at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. During her tenure, she served as the primary instructor for a graduate course titled 'Indian Textiles and Costumes—Perspectives and Potential.'
Dr. Anjali Karolia's scholarly work is evident through her publication record, which includes over 75 research papers published in internationally and nationally renowned research journals. Her research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including natural dyes and printing, minor fibers, value addition, product diversification, and traditional textiles and costumes. Her dedication to these areas has made her a prominent figure in the field of textiles and fashion studies.
Anjaly Thomas is a lawyer turned writer/traveller and author of three other books, currently based in Dubai. Her solo journeys around the world are a result of a conscious decision to sketch the world map based on her travels. From a novice backpacker who fled a mundane job at a newspaper to having visited North Korea pretending to be a school teacher, she has pretty much seen and done it all. She strongly believes that travelling solo sets the foundation for a better and more fruitful life because it teaches you everything that textbooks dont. To be able to learn real life lessons is far greater than reading the stories one finds between the pages of a school book, she says. So, go travel.
Professor Anna L. Dallapiccola holds a Ph.D. in Indian Art History and a Habilitation (D.Litt.) from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. She served as a Professor of Indian Art at the South Asia Institute of Heidelberg University from 1971 to 1995. In 1991, she was appointed as an Honorary Professor at Edinburgh University, and she currently lectures at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. From 2000 to 2004, she held the position of Visiting Professor at De Montfort University in Leicester.
Professor Dallapiccola is a prolific author with a focus on Indian art. Some of her recent publications include "Catalogue of South Indian Paintings in the Collection of the British Museum" (2010), "The Great Platform at Vijayanagara" (2010), "Indian Painting: The Lesser Known Traditions" (2011), and "Kalamkari Temple Hangings," a study of the collection in the V&A (2015).
Currently, she is engaged in two concurrent research programs in India. The first program centers on the art of the Vijayanagara successor states, while the second focuses on the Virabhadra temple at Lepakshi. Professor Anna L. Dallapiccola's work has significantly contributed to the field of Indian Art History.
Wynne is a pseudonym of Robert McNair-Wilson (18821963), who
wrote twenty-seven detective novels featuring Eustace Hailey, a physician and
amateur sleuth. He also published on economics and history, notably a biography
Anthony J. Gaston has been studying Indian wildlife, particularly birds, since 1969. His research journey in this field led him to pursue a Ph.D. at Oxford University. He has had an extensive career as a Senior Research Scientist with the Government of Canada, where he focused on the ecology of the Arctic and the Pacific-coast archipelago of Haida Gwaii.
One of his notable contributions includes heading the initial 1980 and 1983 Himachal Wildlife Project, which involved international teams of scientists. Through his research and contributions, he played a significant role in supporting the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP). Anthony J. Gaston's work has been instrumental in advancing our understanding of Indian wildlife, particularly in the realm of avian ecology.
Gaston has studied Indian
wildlife, especially birds, since 1969, including research for his PhD (at
Oxford University). He worked as a Senior Research Scientist with the
Government of Canada, concentrating on the ecology of the Arctic and the Pacific-coast
archipelago of Haida Gwaii. He headed the initial 1980 and 1983 Himachal
Wildlife Project, consisting of international teams of scientists. He played a
major role in supporting GHNP through his research.
Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint- Exupéry (1900-1944), was a French aristocrat who was known as a pioneering aviator and writer. He is best known for his novella The
Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his memoir Wind, Sand and Stars. He received several of France's highest literary awards and the United States National Book Award. His plane went missing over the Mediterranean Sea in July 1944. He is believed to have passed away at that time.
Her passion for the woven magic of the land of Five Rivers, Phulkari, led Dr Anu H. Gupta to pursue her Master's in Clothing and Textiles and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Panjab University. She has dedicated more than two decades to training of artisans, skill and design development; and evolved in the field by participating in various national and international forums where she has presented several papers. Currently she holds the post of Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development, Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Anuradha Ghosh holds the position of Associate Professor in English at Dinabandhu Andrews College in Kolkata. Her academic and professional journey includes working as a journalist with publications like Business Standard and Ananda Bazar Patrika after graduating from Presidency College. In 1996, she assumed her current position as an educator.
Anuradha Ghosh has contributed to various publications, including:
Kothay Kothay Jai (1993), a collaborative volume of Bengali poems.
Bonbungalowr Nijer Jibon (2010), a collection of Bengali poems.
Myths, Skyborne (2012), which features her English translations of Tariq Sujat's poetry.
Memory Unfolds (2009), a monograph exploring the work of artist Samindranath Majumdar.
The Great Journey of Shapes: Collages of Nandalal Bose (2015), a collaborative volume offering a close analysis of the collages created by the renowned artist Nandalal Bose.
Her latest book, Hemendranath Mazumdar (2016).
Besides her literary contributions, Anuradha Ghosh has a significant presence in the realms of art, aesthetics, and cultural studies. She has also played a pivotal role in shaping the English syllabus for government and semi-government schools across West Bengal while serving as the Convenor of English at The Expert Committee on School Education, West Bengal.
Anurag Tripathi is an accomplished professional and author with a diverse background. He is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business and has completed a course in Advanced Creative Writing from The University of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education. Anurag is known for his keen observation of people and is a skilled storyteller, drawing inspiration from his extensive life experiences.
In his earlier career, Anurag Tripathi served as an Investment Banker, where he led the retail equity business for a financial company in India. Despite his transition to writing, he has continued to actively invest in the Indian stock markets for the past 20 years.
Anurag's debut novel focused on the art market in India and received a nomination for the Raymond Crossword Book Awards in 2017. He is a member of the Singapore Writer's Group and currently resides in the vibrant city of Singapore with his wife. Both share a passion for scuba diving, travel, and exploring lesser-known parts of the world.
His second novel offers a fictionalized, candid portrayal of the financial advisory business in India, providing readers with a behind-the-scenes look at this industry.
Professor Anvita Abbi is a distinguished researcher specializing in minority languages, and she holds a unique distinction in the Indian subcontinent as the only scholar to have conducted firsthand field studies on all six language families spanning from the Himalayas to the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
In 2003-2004, during her academic pursuits, she made a significant linguistic breakthrough by identifying a previously unknown language family in India known as the Great Andamanese. This groundbreaking discovery was subsequently confirmed by population geneticists in 2005. Her pioneering work in the field of linguistics earned her national recognition, and she was honored with the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2013. Furthermore, her exceptional contributions to the documentation and description of Indian languages led to her receiving the prestigious Kenneth Hale Award from the Linguistic Society of America in 2015. She was also elected as an honorary member of the society.
Professor Abbi has a remarkable academic career, having taught linguistics at Jawaharlal Nehru University for an impressive 38 years. During this period, she made significant contributions to the field of linguistics. She held the position of President of the Linguistic Society of India and was sought after as a visiting professor and researcher at esteemed institutions across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Her expertise was also enlisted by UNESCO, where she served as an expert on language-related matters.
With a substantial body of work to her name, Professor Abbi has authored 22 books, including notable works such as the "Dictionary of the Great Andamanese Language: English-Great Andamanese-Hindi" (2011) and "A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language: An Ethnolinguistic Study" (2013). Her extensive research and dedication to preserving and documenting minority languages have left an indelible mark on the field of linguistics and continue to inspire scholars and language enthusiasts worldwide.
Apala G. Egan Apala G. Egan grew up in India and currently lives in the US. She is fluent in Bengali and English and also speaks Hindi. A former community college instructor in the United States, she devotes her time to translating and writing. She has attended the Community of Writers Conference, formerly named Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, where she was awarded the Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston Scholarship.
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