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C. H. Payne
C. G. Somiah an Indian Administrative Officer, was Home Secretary, Central Vigilance Commissioner and, finally, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. 
C.P. Surendran C.P. Surendran is a poet, novelist, screenplay writer, and columnist. His latest volume of verse is Available Light (Collected Poems), preceded by Portraits of the Space We Occupy, Canaries on the Moon, Posthumous Poems, and Gemini II. One Love and the Many Lives of Osip B. is his fourth novel. The earlier ones are Hadal, Lost and Found, and An Iron Harvest. His columns have appeared in leading newspapers in India and abroad. He lives in Delhi.
C.R. Pakrashi has designed 56 commemorative stamps on great men and important national events and has held the only stamp designing exhibition in the Indian Museum, Kolkata.
C.V. Balakrishnan is the author of more than thirty books: novels, short story collections, screenplays, and essays. He has received several awards including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi award for the best novel and the Kerala State Film award for the best book on film studies.   
Can Tugrul has worked as an art director for various advertising agencies.
Cansu graduated from the METU Faculty of Architecture, Department of City and Regional Planning and worked in the corporate sector for a while. After the birth of her son, she started writing children’s books instead of audit reports. Cansu lives in Istanbul with her husband, their son, Umut, and their dog, Layka, and organises workshops for children. She wants to tickle all the animals she sees.
Carlos Varona Narvión Carlos Varona Narvión (Madrid, 1956) did a Masters in Philosophy and Art. His doctoral research was in Arabic Philology and Islamic Culture, with a thesis on Architecture and Water in Cairo city. He was professor of Spanish Language and Literature in Jordan, and director of Instituto Cervantes (Spanish Cultural Centre) in several places of the Middle East: Damascus, Amman, Tunisia, and also in New Delhi, where he lived for six years. His publications are primarily essays on mysticism, art, and philosophy. He has also published a novel on lucid dreams. Currently he lives in Marrakech (Morocco).
Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) who was an English mathematician, photographer and Anglican deacon. He is best known for his children's fiction, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking-Glass.
C.B. Karki (1929–2018) did his masters in English from Vikram University, Ujjain. He had taught English literature for a number of years in several colleges of Madhya Pradesh and retired as Principal of a post-graduate college. He also had worked as Deputy Director, Directorate of Higher Education of Madhya Pradesh and as Consultant at Indira Gandhi National Open University (Bhopal Regional Office). He had written several books, including textbooks in English, and is well-known for his English translation of the Hindi novel 'Chitralekha' by Bhagwati Charan Verma.
Chanchal Kumar
Born in Calcutta in 1960 and brought up in the industrial town of Durgapur, Chanchal Kumar Ghosh is a leading writer of Bengali fiction, travelogues, and children's literature. His debut novel 'Jagannath Tomake Pranam' was very well received and won several awards. His other published Bengali novels include 'Prabaho' and 'Chiriakhana'. His latest novel is 'Amrita Pantha' (2019) based on the life of the Chinese monk Hiuen Tsang (Xuanzang). He has also written the novel 'Tui Kichu Paris Na' for children. Ghosh, in addition, has penned a number of short stories that have been translated into various Indian languages. An authority on literary and cultural studies relating to the Ganga, Ghosh has authored three important books on the holy river: 'Bharatatma Ganga' published by the Ramakrishna Mission; 'Ganga Darsan' (a pictorial book on the Ganga); and 'Pravahaman Ganga' (Hindi).
Chandra K. Bhatt Chandra K Bhatt lives in Kathmandu after migrating there from a remote district a long time ago. Life mostly had been a flux here as it was disrupted too often by revolts or political assassinations. Reading had been a recourse to him, after he discovered its delight very early in his life, to escape the agitation and turmoil around. Fortuitously it led to writing too. He visits his native place often to see if things have changed. But often returns disappointed.
Prakash Deval
Chandra Prakash Deval was born in Udaipur. An eminent poet, fiction writer, translator, bibliophile, and cultural historian, he has published fourteen collections of poetry in Hindi and Rajasthani. He has also translated the works of Ashok Vajpeyi, Ramakanth Rath, and others into Rajasthani. He has been the recipient of many prestigious literary awards, such as the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1979 for his poetry collection, Paagi, and the Bihari Puruskar for Hirna! Maun Saadh Van Charana in 2013. The Government of India bestowed the Padma Shri on him in recognition of his contributions to literature in 2011. At present, he is actively involved in the development of Rajasthani language and literature.
Chandrika Balan is a bilingual writer, academic critic, orator and translator. She was formerly Associate Professor of English, All Saints’ College, Thiruvananthapuram. She has visited many countries, including Britain, United States, Canada, Australia, Sweden and the Gulf nations, as an academic and writer. She has authored 24 books in Malayalam, which comprise fiction, essays and memoirs, under her pen name Chandramati. She has also published six translations of renowned books from English to Malayalam. Arya and Other Stories is her short story collection in English translation. Chandrika Balan is the recipient of 15 awards, including the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, Katha National Prize, Padmarajan Puraskaram and O.V. Vijayan Puraskaram.   
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is considered a literary genius and one of the greatest writers of the Victorian era. He is known for creating many memorable characters in his books, which were very popular in his lifetime. Some of his best-known works are The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities. He also a strong campaigner for education, social reforms and the rights of children. His grave can be seen at the Poets Corner in Westminster Abbey.
Dr Charu WaliKhanna, former member of the National Commission for Women (NCW), is a leading human rights lawyer who currently practices in the Supreme Court of India. She founded Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar (SAFMA), an NGO with Special Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations, which works towards advancing the cause of vulnerable and marginalized sections of society, especially women.
Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay (1903-1988) was an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter, primarily celebrated for her significant contributions to the Indian independence movement.
Certainly! Chinnappa Boverianda, equipped with a degree in Mechanical Engineering (Madras University) and a master's in Industrial Engineering (Northwestern University, Illinois), has worked in India, Sweden, Germany, and Canada in various positions, including directorship and consultancy. Along with his wife, he has translated into English the 'Pattole Palame' by Nadikerianda Chinnappa.
Chitra Mudgal is one of the leading literary figures of modern Hindi literature. A prolific writer, she has penned many novels and short story collections for both adults and children as also non-fictional works of import. Her books include Aavaan, Post Box Number 203, Nalla Sopara, Ek Zameen Apni, Bayan, Dus Pratinidhi Kahaniyan, Kenchul, Lakkadbagga, Shoonya, Boodhi Kaki Tatha Anya Natak, to name a few. Many of her stories have featured as tele-films and TV serials. She has been honoured with a number of awards including the Indu Sharma International Katha Samman, Vyas Samman, Sahitya Akademi Award, among others.
Chitrangada is an avid reader by day and a scribbler by night. She grew up with six dogs and loves to solve puzzles. This is her first book
Christopher Taylor Christopher Taylor is an English photographer based in France with the vision of a poet. His black-and-white photographs have an elegiac quality that sensitively capture the misty, grey climes of Iceland, the rarely-noticed details of China's bleak and dreary urbanscape, and the grand colonial buildings of Calcutta that had seen better days. A zoologist by training, this self-taught photographer mostly uses a cumbersome studio camera or else an ancient Rolliflex even in the busiest streets, and yet human beings are rarely sighted in his works. So, his photographs never fail to surprise. He has held critically-acclaimed exhibitions in Paris, Arles, London, Beijing, Delhi, Mumbai, and Calcutta.
Clare Arni Clare Arni is a Bangalore-based photographer and specialises in architecture, travel and documentary photography. She has worked with UNESCO, Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper City Guides and Conde Nast and her work has been exhibited across the world.
Clark Prasad alter ego of Suraj Prasad, is a pharmacist with a management degree. Aside from writing, he enjoys travelling and hiking immensely.
Colleen Gantzer Hugh and Colleen Gantzer live their dream. Colleen had always wanted to fly and she did pilot a plane in the Swiss Alps while Hugh sat behind saying a rosary, just in case! Hugh had longed to see those far away places with their strange sounding names so he joined the Indian Navy. Hugh took premature retirement when he was the Judge Advocate of the Southern Naval Area and Hugh and Colleen decided to become a travel-writer-photographer team. Suddenly, things changed. They found themselves surfing on the great travel wave that was sweeping across the world. In quick succession they launched India s first travel column carried in all editions of a national daily on the editorial page. They hosted 52 weekly episodes of India s first nation-wide TV travel show, wrote the first travel scripts for dot.coms, won national and international awards, toured India and the world as guests of eager tourism organisations. They have, possibly, visited, photographed and written about more places in India than anyone else in the long history of our land.Once, a greatly revered maternal uncle, who had just retired as India s Naval Chief, had asked them, How long more will you continue to travel? That was before they were invited to a winter ball in Vienna. Today, for six months every year, when they re not in their Victorian cottage in the oak woods of the Himalayas, they re still travelling...and they re still having a ball.
Come Carpentier de Gourdon Côme Carpentier de Gourdon is the convener of the Editorial Advisory Board of World Affairs: The Journal of International Issues and a member of advisory boards of several scholarly publications. He studied in Europe, India and the USA and has lived, travelled and taught in several universities and academic institutions in more than 50 countries in four continents. He has authored several books and more than 80 research papers and monographs. His recent books are From India to Infinity (2012) and Memories of a Hundred and One Moons (2015).
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