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D. Jayakanthan Late D. Jayakanthan (1934–2015), JK, was considered one of the most progressive writers of his times. He wrote 200 short stories, 40 novels and three autobiographies, as well as made two films. Four of his novels were adapted into films by others. He received many awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award (1972), Soviet Land Nehru Award (1978), Fellow of the Sahitya Akademi (1996), Jnanpith Award (2002), Padma Bhushan (2009) and Order of Friendship from the Russian Government (2011)..
Daler Aashna
Daler Aashna Deol served as a lecturer in Political Science at the Delhi University for 13 years during which she published three books on political theory and comparative politics. After moving to the USA in 1983, she worked as an independent consultant, teaching Indian languages, culture, and politics to American foreign-service officials and other agency staff. She co-authored 'Japji: The Path of Devotional Meditation' with Surinder Deol, which was published in the USA in 1998. Her first collection of poems in Hindi titled 'Rubru' came out in 2012.
Dr. Daljeet, an art historian and archaeologist, formerly served as the Curator and Head of the Department of Painting at the National Museum in Delhi. She also worked as a consultant for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) in Delhi, contributing to its museum project. Dr. Daljeet curated numerous national and international exhibitions and received acclaim from scholars and art connoisseurs for her books on Mughal and Deccani art. Notably, she curated the exhibition on Sikh heritage at Anandpur Sahib, commissioned by the Government of Punjab in 1999. In recognition of her work, Dr. Daljeet was one of the two recipients of the Delhi State Award "Vishist Kriti Samman" for 2002-03.
Daulat Singh Shaktawat has served for more than 37 years in the wildlife wing of the Forest Department of Rajasthan. A dedicated officer and a passionate wildlife enthusiast, he has contributed immensely towards the conservation of habitat and wild species during his tenures at the Keoladeo National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, and the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. He is known for his adept handling of crisis situations arising from man-animal conflict. In 2010, he was grievously injured and nearly lost his life while trying to tranquilize a tiger that had strayed out of the boundary of the Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve. Daulat Singh has a long list of national and state-level awards to his name. He is an accomplished wildlife photographer, and many of his pictures have been published in magazines and journals in India and abroad. He has also contributed to several wildlife books such as "Wild Wonders of Rajasthan" and "Birds of Bharatpur."
Deb Mukharji Deb Mukharji conducted the first group of Indian pilgrims to Kailash and Manasarovar across the Lipu Pass in September 1981, when Indian pilgrims returned after a gap of twenty years following an agreement between the governments of India and China. He revisited the region along the same route in 1993 and returned again in 2002, driving across the Tibetan plateau from Kathmandu. The author has been exploring the Himalaya for over five decades. The photographs taken by him have been published in numerous journals and have featured in exhibitions where their artistic quality has been critically acclaimed. He has written two books, one on Nepal and one on the Kailash-Manas region. Deb Mukharji was a member of the Indian Foreign Service and presently resides in Delhi.
Debashis Chanda Poet and art critic Debashis Chanda is a journalist by profession. He writes on the arts as well as on various cultural issues and has also edited a literary magazine, Aneeshwar.
Debashree Mukherjee Debashree Mukherjee is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University. Associate Editor with BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies, Debashree recently curated an exhibition titled Maya Mahal: An Enchanted Look at Hindi Cinema.  
Debasish Datta
Debotri Dhar was educated in India, the United Kingdom and the United States. Her first novel, penned at eighteen, was reviewed by several Indian newspapers and journals. Her short stories have since appeared in literary magazines, journals and anthologies in India, UK, USA, Singapore, Canada, and elsewhere. Her most recent work of fiction is a collection of short stories. Delightfully fond of both fact and fiction, Debotri juggles creative writing with her day job as an academic. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Delhi University, a Master's degree in Women's Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford, UK, and a Ph.D. in Women's and Gender Studies from Rutgers University, USA. She previously taught at Rutgers University and held a research affiliation with Boston University, was a visiting faculty member at the College of Wooster, Ohio, and is currently a Visiting Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. "The Courtesans of Karim Street" is her second novel
Author, poet and translator, Deepa Agarwal writes for both children and adults and has over 50 books published. Among other recognitions, she received the NCERT National Award for Children’s Literature in 1993, and has been featured on the IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List, 2008.
Deepalakshmi J. Deepalakshmi J., is a business writer with many years of experience in technical, marketing and corporate communication. She also writes creatively and her work has appeared in leading English and Tamil publications. This is her first published book of translations. She lives with her family in Chennai.
Deepika Gandhi, a faculty member of the Chandigarh College of Architecture since 2002, is presently the Director, Le Corbusier Centre and Chandigarh Architecture Museum. She worked on the preparation of the Dossier for the 'World Heritage' nomination of the Capitol Complex, Chandigarh and is actively engaged in promoting its heritage. She supervised the restoration of the erstwhile house of Pierre Jeanneret, to establish a Jeanneret Museum there and also undertook restoration of the Le Corbusier Centre for further expansion. She has co-authored the book Sukhna—Sublime Lake of Chandigarh besides authoring and designing booklets to sensitise City students about its heritage. She has published numerous papers in national and international conferences.
Dev S. Sukumar Dev S. Sukumar has covered Indian and world badminton for over a decade. He is the recipient of the inaugural BWF (Badminton World Federation) Media Award, 2012.
Devabrata Mukherjee
Devangi Bhatt is an eminent Gujarati novelist, poet, and columnist. In 2019, she was felicitated by the Sahitya Akademi for her acclaimed novel Vasansi Jirnani, which has been translated into The Many Lives of Pauloma Chattopadhyay. The book is now a part of Bhavnagar University’s syllabus.
(Devasis Chattopadhyay)
By profession, Devasis is a corporate reputation advisor and a brand strategist. By passion, he is a columnist and a writer. Devasis completed his graduation in commerce from Calcutta University, followed by a post-graduate diploma in PR, as well as executive certificate courses from IIM (Calcutta) and Harvard Business School. Initially, he chose his career in advertising, but later on, he took up Public Relations as his calling. Since the early 1980s, he has been writing freelance nonfiction features during his spare time for various Indian newspapers and magazines. After nearly two decades of writing, his articles became few and far between due to varied domestic and overseas senior executive roles and assignments, Currently, Devasis divides his time between Kolkata and Mumbai. Harry Hobbs of Kolkata and Other Forgotten Lives is his second book and first non-fiction. He wrote his first novel, Without Prejudice, in 2017.
Jasleen Dhamija is internationally renowned in the field of world textiles and costumes. She has been studying, documenting and reviving Indian textile and handicraft traditions for nearly six decades. She began working for the development of handicrafts and handlooms in India from the 1950s. She also worked with the United Nations in Iran, Central Asia, in twenty-one African countries, the Balkans, South Asia and South East Asia. She was President of the Jury for UNESCO’s Award for Creativity in Textiles and Co-Chairperson of the Handloom Development Working Group of the Planning Commission (12th Plan). She has curated major exhibitions related to textiles and crafts in different parts of the world. She has authored and edited several articles and books related to both Indian and world textiles and handicrafts. She was also consultant to World Bank and to various international NGOs.
Dharmendar Kanwar Dharmendar Kanwar studied at the Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls Public School and went to university in Jaipur. She started her writing career immediately after finishing school and did campus writing for several youth magazines. Over the last twenty-five odd years, other than publishing several books as a successful author, she has done scripts for television documentaries, been involved in heritage conservation and contributed stories and photographs to almost all the major magazines and newspapers in the country. In the late 80s, she took to travel writing and was Resident Editor of Rajasthan Atithi, a Rajasthan Tourism publication, for a year. She was awarded the Best Travel Writer (English) for 1993- 94 by the Government of Rajasthan. Dharmendar Kanwar has eighteen books to her credit. She was closely associated with the late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur and is the Managing Trustee of her charitable Trust. 
Dhirendra Jain Writer, journalist and media consultant, Dhirendra Jain had his grounding in film journalism from Raipur in Chhattisgarh. His book Sunehre Pal won an award from the prestigious Maharashtra State Hindi Sahitya Akademi, Mumbai. His wide experience in film journalism and PR makes him privy to countless incidents and anecdotes.
Dhruva N. Chaudhuri Late D N Chaudhuri had begun his illustrious career as a freelance photojournalist at the age of 18, working mainly for The Statesman in Delhi and in Kolkata. His works have featured prominently in leading dailies and magazines in India, including The Illustrated Weekly of India. In addition, his photographs have been published in foreign newspapers and magazines. Recently, The Millennium Book on New Delhi included more than 40 photographs by DN Chaudhuri. His photographs had also been exhibited worldwide and he had won many prestigious awards. After his retirement, he had been actively engaged in wildlife photography and, in 1998, was invited to the Nehru Centre in London for an exhibition and an audiovisual presentation on wildlife in India.
Dibyajyoti Sarma has published three volumes of poetry (the last being "Book of Prayers for the Nonbeliever," 2018) and two books of translations of Assamese poets Sananta Tanty and Kamal Kumar Tanti, and an academic book, besides numerous writing credits in edited volumes, journals, and websites. He was born in Assam and now lives in Delhi, where he works as a journalist and editor and runs the independent publishing outfit Red River.
Dileep Chandan is a senior journalist working in Assam for the last 30 years. He started his journalistic career with Ajir Somoy magazine. He is also a popular novelist and writer in the Assamese language with some 18 books on various facets of society and the North-East to his credit. Among them are biographies, essays, and novels. His new novel, "Kazirangar Ballad," has been awarded the prestigious Sayed Abdul Malik Literary Award in Assam.
Dinabandhu Sahoo a faculty member at the Department of Botany, University of Delhi, was the first Indian student to visit Antarctica during 1987-88 in the seventh Indian scientific expedition. He has visited all the seven continents and five oceans within a record time of eighteen months. He was a visiting fellow at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, INSA-JSPS visiting fellow, Japan He is the recipient of several awards including the award from the National Environmental Science Academy, India for his outstanding contribution in the field of Marine Science.
Dr. Dinanath Pathy is a practicing painter, cultural historian and creative writer. He has published sixty books in English, German and Odia. Some of these have been written in collaboration with Dr. Eberhard Fischer. He has exhibited extensively in India and abroad. He is the recipient of the President of India Silver Plaque for Painting, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowship for Research and Orissa Sahitya Academy Award for creative writing. At present, he is the Director, Alice Boner Institute Varanasi and Chairman, Angarag, an international journal focusing on performing and visual arts.
Dipanjan Rai Chaudhuri, born in Kolkata, read Physics at Presidency College in the turbulent late sixties and early seventies while immersing himself in philosophy, politics, and literature. Over the years, he alternated between physics and political activism, earning a PhD from London, spending a term in prison, teaching, and publishing research papers in physics. He also worked with the Association for Protection of Democratic Rights. This unique combination of pursuits led VS Naipaul to feature Dipanjan in one of his books, "India: A Million Mutinies Now." He has published two volumes of poetry in Bengali, several books on the political economy of West Bengal, and books on science for children. He wrote prolifically on current affairs, both in Bengali and English. He retired as Professor and Head of the Department of Physics at Presidency College in 2004. In his spare time, apart from writing, he was involved, along with his students, in the education of children in the slums of Kolkata.
Dipankar Roy teaches at the Department of English, Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan. His doctoral dissertation, "In Tagore's Own Country," was published in 2015. His essays on subjects ranging from Bengal Renaissance to Rudyard Kipling's Kim have come out in reputed national and international journals and books. He was awarded the Isaac Sequeira Memorial Award for his article on Amitav Ghosh.
Dipendu Das teaches English at Assam University, Silchar. He did his Ph.D. on the plays of Arthur Miller and specializes in Theatre Studies. His current interest is New Literatures in English and Translation Studies. He has published extensively in national and international journals and books, has edited a theatre journal, and was a member of the editorial boards of several refereed journals. He is also a creative writer whose Bengali short story collection, "Britter Bairey" (2008), has been well-received. A theatre activist, Dipendu Das has written plays and musicals for the stage, radio, and television.
Diwan Singh Bajeli has been writing on theatre for four decades. His reviews and his interviews of eminent theatre and film personalities have appeared in almost all leading national newspapers. He regularly reviews dramas for The Hindu. A trade union and cultural activist, Bajeli has had a long association with Parvatiya Kala Kendra and is presently its vice president. He has written short stories in both Hindi and English, as well as a few one-act plays. One of his books, "The Theatre of Bhanu Bharti: A New Perspective," published by Niyogi Books, has been widely acclaimed by the press and discerning theatre lovers. The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, awarded him a Senior Fellowship in the field of theatre in 2007.
Dr Daljeet
Dr. Daljeet is an art historian and archaeologist, formerly the curator and head of the Department of Painting in the National Museum, New Delhi. She currently serves as a Consultant at the Sports Authority of India, New Delhi, where she is involved in its museum project. Her books on Malwa, Mughal, Deccan, and Tanjore paintings, Sikh Heritage, and Indian Monuments have received widespread acclaim from scholars and art connoisseurs. Her catalogues include "Ramayana in Indian Miniature," "Divine and Mortals," "Indian Art: From Indus to Recent Times," and "Tanjore and Mysore Schools of Paintings."
Dr Dhrubajyoti
DR. Gaur
Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Dr Gaur Hari Singhania, Vice-President of the JK Organisation, is a distinguished industrialist associated with a number of educational, religious, social, charitable and sports organisations. He has held the position of Chairman of the Merchant Chambers of Uttar Pradesh and Employers Association of Northern India.
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