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B. N. Goswamy, a distinguished art historian, is Professor Emeritus of Art History at Panjab University, Chandigarh. His work covers a wide range of subjects and is regarded, especially in the area of Indian painting, as having influenced most thinking. He has been the recipient of many honors, including the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship, the Rietberg Award for Outstanding Research in Art History, the JDR III Fellowship, the Mellon Senior Fellowship, and, from the President of India, Padma Shri (1998) and Padma Bhushan (2008). Apart from Panjab University, Professor Goswamy has taught, as a Visiting Professor, in major universities across the world and has been responsible for significant exhibitions of Indian art at international venues. He is the author of over twenty-five books on Indian art and culture, including 'Pahari Painting: The Family as the Basis of Style' (1968); 'Painters at the Sikh Court: A Study Based on Twenty Documents' (1975); 'A Place Apart: Paintings from Kutch' (1983); 'The Essence of Indian Art' (1986); 'Wonders of a Golden Age: Painting at the Courts of the Great Mughals' (1987); 'Pahari Masters: Court Painters of Northern India' (with E. Fischer, 1992); 'Indian Costumes in the Calico Museum of Textiles' (1993); 'Nainsukh of Guler: A great Indian Painter from a small Hill State' (1997); 'Domains of Wonder: Selected Masterworks of Indian Painting' (with C. Smith, 2005); and, more recently, 'The Spirit of Indian Painting: Close Encounters with 100 Great Works' (2014, 2016) and 'Pahari Paintings: The Horst Metzger Collection in the Museum Rietberg' (with E. Fischer, 2018).
Baisali Chatterjee
Baisali Chatterjee Dutt is a former columnist and agony aunt for one of India's leading parenting magazines. She has compiled and edited two volumes of reader-written, personal essays for an internationally renowned, bestselling series. Baisali's other great passion is theater. She has performed with some of the country's top English theater groups like Raell Padamsee's ACE productions in Mumbai, and Kolkata's Red Curtain. Currently she is drama facilitator at The Creative Arts Studio, and at South Point High School. Baisali was born in New York, schooled in Bangalore and went to college in Delhi. She has an MA in French from Jawaharlal Nehru University and she now lives in Kolkata with her family.
Balkrishna V. Doshi Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi is an Indian architect who is considered to be an important figure of Indian architecture and noted for his contributions to the evolution of architectural discourse in India. Having worked under Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, he is a pioneer of modernist and brutalist architecture in India. In 2018, he became the first Indian architect to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, which is considered one of the most prestigious prizes in architecture. He has also been awarded the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan.
Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay (1894–1950), one of the prominent fiction writers in Bengali literature, is best known for his novel Pather Panchali (Songs of the Little Road) and its sequel, Aparajito (The Unvanquished). After completing his undergraduate degree from Ripon College, Kolkata, the author worked as a publicist, a secretary, and a teacher before penning Pather Panchali in 1928, for which he gained critical acclaim. The novel was adapted into an award-winning film in 1955 by the famous director, Satyajit Ray. He was posthumously awarded the Rabindra Puraskar, West Bengal's most prestigious literary award, in 1951.
Juliette Banerjee lives with her family in Sydney since 1987. Juliette has been a school teacher as well as a columnist, theatre critic, feature writer, and book reviewer both in Kolkata and Sydney for major newspapers and magazines, including The Statesman, Junior Statesman (JS), and The Illustrated Weekly of India. In Australia, she has contributed to The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, and The Telegraph. She is a voracious reader and a film junkie. She enjoys playing the piano. Her other love is the sea, and she is an enthusiastic volunteer at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.
Dr. Utpal K Banerjee has been writing on the arts and culture in several newspapers and journals. He is a regular contributor on cultural and professional programs to London BBC, All India Radio, and Indian television. He has also written 33 books, including Hindu Joy of Life (Niyogi Books, 2006), which has gone into a second edition. Dr. Banerjee was awarded the Padma Shri 'in recognition of distinguished service in literature and education' in 2009.
Writer, composer, explorer of history, philosophy, art and architecture, Shyam Banerji has been closely associated with music and musicians of all genres. He is known for his deep journeys into the relationship between music and spirituality and his inspiring exposition of the theme. A believer in the boundlessness of creativity, he has designed many heritage and value education modules for children, produced and directed over 30 documentary films, written songs sung by top singers of the country and produced music for landmark stage productions. Shyam has worked closely with Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty on many interesting projects. This book is a journey across a long association with Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty’s life, music and vision. 
Bankim Chandra
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee or Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay (1838–1894), an Indian novelist, poet, and journalist, was the composer of 'Vande Mataram.' He wrote thirteen novels and many serious, serio-comic, satirical, scientific, and critical treatises in Bengali. He is widely regarded as a key figure in the literary renaissance of Bengal as well as the broader Indian subcontinent. Some of his writings, including novels, essays, and commentaries, were a breakaway from traditional verse-oriented Indian writings and provided inspiration for authors across India.
Barbara Carmichael is an Australian author whose love affair with India began with her first trip to India in 2005. The author is also an artist and hopes to evoke the same images with her words, as she would with her brush. Barbara's understanding of India comes from her fifteen trips over the last decade and her ability to tell a story in a way that she hopes will inspire her readers to go on an adventure. Through the eyes of Tarun, Barbara sees India in a different light to the normal tourist. Barbara lives in Byron Bay. This is her  first book.
Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919) was an American writer best known for his work, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," and its 13 sequels that depict fantastical characters and situations in the magical land of Oz. Baum had a passion for the theatre and aspired to see his work adapted to the stage and for film. His dream came true with the 1939 film version of his book, which became a classic. Beyond his Oz series, he wrote many other novels, short stories, and scripts. Interestingly, some of his works featured gadgets such as television, mobile phones, and computers, even before they were invented.
Brigadier (Retd.) Behram M. Panthaki Brigadier Behram M. Panthaki commanded the 2nd Battalion of the 8th Gorkha Rifles, served as Brigade Major, HQ 161 Infantry Brigade in J&K, was Colonel General Staff, HQ 3 Infantry Division in Ladakh, commanded 35 Infantry Brigade in Delhi and was Brigadier General Staff, HQ 12 Corps in Rajasthan. Theassignment he values most is as Aide-de-Camp (ADC) to General Sam Manekshaw. Zenobia Panthaki had a close association with Sam and his wife, Silloo, and was witness to many events described in this book.
Bela Lal has an MA in History from Delhi University. She was always interested in writing and her articles have appeared in national newspapers such as The Times of India and the Hindustan Times. For a short time she pursued a career as a teacher, but she soon branched out into social work such as setting up Adult Literacy Centres and other welfare work. This is her second book of historical/ social fiction. 
Beniamino Natale is Senior Correspondent for ANSA (Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata), the main Italian news agency in China since 2003; from 1992 to 2002, he was the Chief of the New Delhi bureau of ANSA. His last publication, 'L'uomo che parlava con i corvi,' is the story of his years as a correspondent in South Asia. He has produced television documentaries on Afghanistan, India, and China.
Berk Öztürk was born in Istanbul in 1988. He graduated from Marmara University, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Painting. When asked about how long he has been drawing, he says, for as long as he can remember. Although he has been illustrating for a while, in recent years he has been focusing more on illustrating children’s books.
Vandana Bhandari During a journey of over three decades as an academician, Vandana Bhandari has worked as an educator, author, and administrator with an active social engagement in the fashion and textile sector. She has held the position of Dean of Academics at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), and is currently a professor there.Published in journals and magazines, she has authored and compiled several books on fashion and textiles including: Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India (1998), Textiles and Crafts of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur (1998), Textiles and Jewellery of India – Traditions in Rajasthan (2004); Jewelled Textiles: Gold and Silver embellished Cloth of India (2014). Dr Bhandari is the Project Coordinator at NIFT of a national level project titled ‘USTTAD’, which has a collaborative approach for sustaining livelihoods and craft heritage and creates valuable connections between designers and master artisans.
Bharat Bhushan
Bharat Bhushan Gupta s passion for reading and love of research can be traced back to his early education post graduation in Oil Technology from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur and advanced training in the UK, France and Germany. In 1990, Bharat Bhushan Gupta founded the Kabir Peace Mission, along with four friends. Its journal, Kabir Jyoti, which he edited for a decade, carries many thought-provoking articles on a wide range of philosophical subjects. 
Bharat Chugh is a practising architect and amateur photographer based out of Delhi. An alumni of the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, he has participated in various prestigious projects on design and build model around the world. His specialisation has bee promoting handcrafted Indian marble and stonework of several trained master artisans, who have been working in stone for generations. Some of them even trace their lineage to the Mughal era.
Bharti Dayal, who hails from the Darbhanga district of Bihar in the Mithila region known for the Madhubani folk style of painting, had her formal education in science and holds a master's degree in the subject with a gold medal. However, she continued to learn painting from her mother and elders in the family. She began her professional journey as an artist in 1991, and her artwork has been showcased in numerous exhibitions both in India and internationally. She has received several prestigious awards, including the State, National, AIFACS, and Millennium Art awards. Furthermore, Bharti Dayal has been actively involved in promoting the work of women from her native village
Bhicoo Manekshaw's passion for good food and cooking began early in her grandmother's kitchen. Trained at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery, London, she was a Catering Consultant at the India International Centre (IIC), New Delhi, and later at the Basil & Thyme Restaurant, New Delhi. She has also been a Catering Consultant to the West End Hotel and Raj Bhavan, Bengaluru, and Chef Air, Air India. Bhicoo has several cookbooks to her credit.
Bidisha Chakraborty Bidisha Chakraborty has been an archivist at the State Archives of West Bengal for the last twenty years. An alumni of Presidency College and of Calcutta University, her areas of interest are the socio-economic aspects of nineteenth-century Bengal, particularly sources of supply of prostitutes in colonial Bengal.
Dr. Bijaya Kumar Rath is an archaeologist and historian who has published about seventy research papers and seven books. He has undertaken the conservation of nine hundred built heritage structures in Odisha under the 10th and 11th Finance Commissions of the Government of India. He is a member of the Committee of the National Mission for Monuments and Antiquities and serves as a consultant for heritage conservation and culture.
Bikram K. Das Dr Bikram K. Das is an esteemed translator and was a professor at the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad and at the National University of Singapore. He has translated many Odia books into English, including Gopinath Mohanty's Paraja and The Survivor and J.P. Das's The Pukka Sahib. His translation of Paraja won him the first Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize in 1989.
Biman Nath Biman Nath is an astrophysicist at the Raman Research Institute. He was born in Assam, and after initial schooling there, he studied in Delhi University and then received his PhD in University of Maryland, USA. His research interests include the evolution of galaxies, and the interaction of galaxies with diffuse gas in the universe. He is interested in popularization of science, and has published several books and articles in Bengali and English.
Biman Arandhara Biman Arandhara, a journalist with The Assam Tribune, has translated over sixty short stories, three novels (including Kayakalpa), a couple of biographies and several other articles of varying interests.
Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya (1924–1997) is considered to be one of the foremost Assamese writers. Besides writing twenty novels, sixty short stories, more than a hundred poems, ten plays, numerous essays and articles, he also translated classics from Bangla and English into Assamese. His best-known works are the novels Yaruingam, for which he was awarded the Sahitya Akademi in 1961 and Mrityunjay, which won him the country's highest literary honour, the Jnanpith Award in 1979. He became the President of the Sahitya Akademi in 1988. Dr Bhattacharyya's works are imbued with a deep humanism and are peopled with believable and multi-dimensional characters. He explores the human condition with empathy, blaming none, in a language that is notable for its clarity. His works are often moving and always shed light on very significant moments of social and political crisis.
Biswajit Roy
Biswajit Roy Choudhury, a noted conservationist and also an ace wildlife photographer, is the Founder Secretary of Nature Environment & Wildlife Society and Editor of the wildlife magazine, Environ. His other publications on wildlife are 'Natural Wonders of Asia,' 'Natural Wonders of India & Nepal,' 'The Sunderbans - A Pictorial Field Guide,' 'Wildlife of Kolkata,' 'Bone Bone Berai,' 'Paschim Banglar Pakhi,' and 'Sunderbans - The Mystic Mangrove.
Brigadier Mahendra Singh Jodha was commissioned into the Indian Army on 14 December 1985. He is a third-generation officer from his family, and both his sons are also serving as officers in the Indian Army to continue the legacy. He is an alumnus of Sainik School, Chittorgarh; National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, and a post-graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. The author's interest in the Indian story of the Great War grew out of his research into the wartime experience of his grandfather, who led the famous cavalry charge by the Jodhpur Lancers at Haifa on 23 September 1918. His research work of more than a decade paved the way for immortalizing the valor of Indian soldiers in the eyes of India and the world.
Brigitte Khan Majlis is a specialist in Indian as well as Indonesian textiles. She is the former curator of the Textile Department at the Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum–Cultures of the World in Cologne, Germany.
Buddhadeb Guha, a successful chartered accountant by profession and a writer, painter, and singer of considerable talent, is considered one of the leading and most sought-after authors in contemporary Bengali literature. He has written over 150 books, comprising novels, short stories, and poems, never looking back since his first novel was published in 1967. Among his many novels, Guha rates 'Madhukari' as his best work, an opinion upheld by readers and critics alike for nearly three decades. In fact, it is ranked as a top best seller even to this day. This publication of an English translation of 'Madhukari' has fulfilled Guha's long-awaited dream and is even more satisfying since the translator is an old college friend from his teenage days.
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