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Major HPS Ahluwalia, during his distinguished career has made immense contributions in the fields of adventure, sports, environment, disability and social work. Following his advance training at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, Darjeeling, he climbed various peaks before conquering Mount Everest. During the 1965 Indo-Pak war, he suffered a bullet injury which resulted in his confinement to a wheelchair. Despite that, he continued to pursue his love for adventure by organizing pioneering events like the first Ski Expedition to Mt. Trisul, the first Trans-Himalayan Motor Expedition (1983) and the Central Asia Cultural Expedition (1994) following the Silk and Marco Polo's Route. He has written thirteen books and has also produced an award-wining serial, Beyond Himalaya, which has been telecast worldwide on Discovery and National Geographic channels.
Haku Shah was the first to explore the printing of temple tent hangings in Ahmedabad in 1962 and owns a well-known collection of such textiles. He has received several awards including Padma Shri in 1989.
Dr. Hara Prasanna Das is a versatile individual who wears many hats. He is a motivational speaker, a life coach, a psycho-based counselor, a training facilitator, and a management guide, all wrapped into one. With 43 years of experience, Dr. Das has offered valuable services to individuals, groups, and corporations across the country. Additionally, he is an accomplished writer with six published titles to his name and serves as an editor. His talents extend to television and All India Radio (AIR) programs, where he has worked as an anchor, drama artist, and news reader.
A decorated police officer, an award winning writer, a champion of the tribal cause, an educator – Hari Ram Meena is a multi-faceted personality. Born in a Rajasthan village, tribal culture lies at the heart of all his creative works. A post graduate from Rajasthan University, Meena joined the police service in 1979 and retired as the Inspector General of Police in 2012.
Haris Qadeer Haris Qadeer teaches at the Department of English, University of Delhi, India. He was a UGC-DAAD visiting fellow to the Department of English, Potsdam University, Germany in 2019. He has also received the Charles Wallace Visiting fellowship to the King’s College, London, UK (2022).He has translated writings of Rokeya Hosain Sakhwat, Krishan Chander, Joginder Paul, Anis Rafi, Saadat Hasan Manto, Balraj Menra, Zafar Ali Khan, and Tarannum Riyaz. He has co-edited the special issue of Thesis Eleven on Postcolonial World Literature and Sultana’s Sisters: Genre, Genre, and Genealogy in South Asian Muslim Women’s Fiction (2021). His forthcoming projects include Speaking Silence: Short Fiction by Indian Muslim Women (2022) and an English translation of a Hindi play. 
Born in Lahore and an MBA from LUMS, Haroon Khalid Akhtar was raised amidst books that his father, a distinguished Urdu writer and avid reader, filled the house with. After writing over a hundred articles and short stories for Pakistan’s top daily Dawn and gathering them in the form of a book called Threadbare, he turned inward to hear the diverse voices that have long been part of him, people he has identified with and people he has known laden with their laughter, tragedies and truths. These diverse threads finally yielded Melody of a Tear after ten long years. His stories seldom have villains as such. He believes in the eternal goodness of humanity and the certainty of transformative upheavals.A successful banker with over twenty years of experience in Risk and Compliance, Haroon is settled in Karachi. This is his debut novel.  
Harry MacLure moved from the hotel industry into cartooning, writing and finally publishing 15 years ago when he started the journal Anglos In The Wind, reaching out to Anglo-Indians round the world. His recent venture Anglo-Ink focusses on bringing out books on the community. MacLure has been mainly responsible for the pictorial content of this book. 
Harsha V. Dehejia holds dual doctorates, one in medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture, both from Mumbai University. He is a practicing physician and serves as a Professor of Indian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Dehejia's primary area of interest lies in Indian Aesthetics. He is widely recognized as an aesthete and art collector and has authored numerous works on Indian art and culture. Some of his notable publications include "Parvati, Goddess of Love" (1999), "Despair and Modernity: Reflections on Modern Indian Paintings" (2000), "A Celebration of Love: The Romantic Heroine in the Indian Arts" (2004), "Celebrating Krishna: Sensuous Images and Sacred Words" (2005), "Gods Beyond Temples" (2006), and "A Festival of Krishna" (2008). Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate—one in medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture, both from Mumbai University. He is a practising physician, and Professor of Indian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His main interest is in Indian Aesthetics. A widely respected aesthete and art collector, he has written extensively on Indian art and culture, including Parvati, Goddess of Love (1999); Despair and Modernity: Reflections on Modern Indian Paintings (2000); A Celebration of Love: The Romantic Heroine in the Indian Arts (2004); Celebrating Krishna: Sensuous Images and Sacred Words (2005); Gods Beyond Temples (2006) and A Festival of Krishna (2008).t  
Harsha V. Dehejia Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in Medicine and the other in Ancient Indian Culture. He is an active Physician and Professor of Indic Studies in the College of the Humanities at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON., Canada. His special interest is Krishna Shringara, in which subject he is widely published. He has many curated exhibitions and films to his credit. The Dehejia family has endowed the Krishna Gallery in this Museum. 
Late Professor Mushirul Hasan was an internationally renowned historian, prolific author, and former Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. He is presently the Director-General of the National Archives of India. Professor Hasan has published books on India's Partition, on communalism, and on the histories of Islam in South Asia. He has authored 'Partners in Freedom: Jamia Millia Islamia' (2006); 'The Avadh Punch: Wit and Humour in Colonial North India' (2007) and 'Wit and Wisdom: Pickings from the Parsee Punch' (2012); and edited 'Mutiny Memoirs' (2009); 'Sarojini Naidu: Her Way with Words' (2012). He was also the editor of the ongoing multi-volume history of the Indian National Congress, brought out by Niyogi Books starting in 2012.
Sugato Hazra is a public policy analyst with extensive experience in political campaigns. He has worked with politicians from West Bengal, studying the nature of political development in the region over the last thirty years. Hazra has authored "Influencing India - Lobbying in the World’s Largest Democracy" (2011), likely the only book on the subject. He also co-authored "Winning the Mandate: The Indian Experience" (2016) on the 2014 Indian general election. Writing on political economy since his college days, he served as the secretary of economic affairs in the industry chamber FICCI. He has contributed to various publications of the chamber, including jointly putting together the history of FICCI during its 75th-anniversary year.
Heera Kant is an experienced artist from the Madhubani district of Bihar. She practices the Madhubani style of art.
Famous Bengali author Hemendra Kumar Roy was also known as the emperor of adventure stories. His contribution to 20th-century Bengali literature covering adventure, detective, and supernatural plots inspired movie hits like "Bees Saal Baad" (Twenty Years Later) and "Jawkher Dhan" (The Treasure and its Ghost). He pioneered the Bengali science-fiction and detective story traditions. Born in Kolkata, Roy also published essays and was closely associated with a number of literary magazines.
Mir Mosharraf Hossain was born in 1847 to the zamindar of Padamdi, Mir Muazzam Hossain. A bright boy from his early childhood, Mir started his education at home under a good maulvi. He was good at languages since his schooldays. He was deeply interested in Arabic, Persian, and Bengali literature and spent hours reading books in these scripts. Mir contributed his writings to various journals, mainly in Sangbad Hitokar and Gram Barta Prakashika, and edited the magazines Azizannehar (1874) and Hitokori (1890). Mir has authored thirty-five books, of which Bishad Sindhu (1885-1891), is applauded as his best.
Howard Wimer is the founder and president of Inner Expansion Workshops. He has been involved in the personal growth field for over 30 years. Starting out as a musical arranger and film producer, Howard eventually became the personal assistant to Steve Allen, creator of the "Tonight Show" on NBC. As an award-winning musician, Howard realized that inner communication was the most important area to develop in a person's life. Since 1973, Howard has given lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, Australia, and New Zealand. He has appeared as a guest on hundreds of radio and television programs and has been featured in major newspapers around the world.
HS Shivaprakash is a multifaceted scholar. He is a Professor at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU (2001-2019), an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, and critic who writes in Kannada and English. He became closely associated with Sabitri and Kanhailal during the finalization of another book on their theatre, and from thence germinated the idea of writing about Sabitri's contribution to Sabitri-Kanhailal productions and Manipuri theatre.
Hugh and Colleen Gantzer are renowned as India's pioneering travel writers. Their journeys across the sub-continent have exposed them to a rich tapestry of cultural influences, further enriched by their own Anglo-Indian heritage. Their extensive culinary experiences stem from being part of an Indian Naval family for many years. Together as a team, they have garnered numerous awards and recognition for their exceptional work in bridging the gap between the world and India. When not exploring new destinations, the Gantzers have made their home in a charming Victorian cottage nestled in the oak woods of the Himalayas. Their spirit of adventure remains unwavering, much like the questing bear in the old song, ever eager to discover what lies on the other side of the mountain.
Humra Quraishi is a Delhi-based writer-columnist-journalist. Her books include Kashmir: The Untold Story and a volume of her collective writings, Views: Yours and Mine. She has co-authored two books with Khushwant Singh.
Huseyin Sonmezay was born in Bulgaria. He attended vocational high school with a concentration in graphic design and graduated from the Painting Department of the Fine Arts Faculty of Sudan University. He has worked with local as well as international agencies and publishers while also offering training in digital painting. Huseyin has illustrated more than 30 wonderful picture books and magazines. One of his dreams for the future is to open a small restaurant serving home-cooked meals on Mars for astronauts who have lost their way.
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