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K.K. Gopalakrishnan, a well-known writer-photographer and a connoisseur specialising in Kerala performing arts traditions, started writing for a host of periodicals like The Indian Express and The Mathrubhumi Weekly (Malayalam) at a very young age. In the past twenty-five years he has been writing mostly for The Hindu newspaper’s supplements such as their ‘Sunday Magazine’, ‘Literary Review’, various editions of the ‘Friday Review’ and ‘Sruti’ Magazine (Chennai). He is the honorary Editorial Associate of Hyderabad-based ‘Nartanam Quarterly’, the only English dance journal in India having global readership. Choosing to resign from his post as officer at State Bank of India to focus on art studies, since December 2010 he is serving as the Director of the Centre for Kutiyattam, Thiruvananthapuram, of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, Delhi, the national academy of music, dance and drama under the Govt of India, Ministry of Culture. He is also the Governing Body member of the South Zone Cultural Centre of the Ministry of Culture for the support of South Indian cultural traditions and a member of the General Councils of the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi and Kerala Folklore Akademi (state academies for arts and culture). Popularly known as both KK and KKG in the Indian arts scenario, he is a significant source of information/reference for artists, scholars, media and research students including those from foreign countries.
Air Marshal KC Cariappa (retd) was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in 1957 and posted to No. 20 Squadron where he served for six years. He graduated as a Flying Instructor from the Flying Instructor School in Chennai in November 1963 and served at the Pilots Training Establishment in Allahabad till the outbreak of the 1965 war against Pakistan. On 22 September 1965 he was shot down while carrying out attacks on enemy positions and taken Prisoner of War. He remained in captivity till 22 January 1966. He participated in the Bangladesh War of Independence. For his gallantry he was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal. After the war he reverted to flying fighter aircraft. In 1976 he was appointed to command No. 8 Squadron, one of the oldest in the Indian Air Force. In January 1995 he was awarded the Param Vishist Seva Medal by the President of India for his distinguished services to the Indian Air Force. He retired in January 1996. His hobbies include trekking, angling and involvement with wildlife and environmental activities. He was President of the Coorg Wildlife Society for four years. A keen student of international and military affairs, he has written articles for journals and newspapers on matters pertaining to his interests.
K. N. Rao (Kasukhela Narasimha Rao), born in 1924, in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, is an MSC from Banaras Hindu University. He worked as Asst. Professor of Botany at Pachaiyappa's College, Madras, and later as Head of Department, Botany at D. G. Vaishnav College, Chennai, retiring from active service in 1983. Along with academics, he has pursued his hobby of creative writing and has regularly contributed stories and articles to Telugu magazines and journals. He has authored several textbooks of Botany and written a number of articles on Botany for the Telugu Encyclopedia, brought out by Telugu Bhasha Samiti. His post-retirement publications include books on philosophical thought and other areas of his interest. After retirement, he had been drafted by various institutions for preparing study material for competitive examinations and postgraduate courses, including study material for the civil services. He lives in Chennai with his son K Krishna Rao.
K. Satchidanandan is a versatile figure in the literary world, serving as an academic, poet, critic, translator, playwright, and travel writer. His extensive career includes roles such as a Professor of English at Christ College affiliated to the Calicut University, Professor and Director of the Centre for Translation Studies at IGNOU, Editor of Indian Literature, Secretary of Sahitya Akademi (National Academy of Letters), and a National Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study in Shimla. His literary journey began with the publication of his first collection of poems, "Anchu Sooryan" (Five Suns) in 1971. Since then, he has authored more than 20 collections of poetry. Additionally, he has written an equal number of collections of essays covering literature, philosophy, and social issues. His literary portfolio also includes two plays, four travelogues, and a memoir in Malayalam. In English, he has authored four books on comparative Indian literature. K. Satchidanandan's contributions to literature have earned him a multitude of awards, totaling 51 in number. These include accolades such as the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award, National Sahitya Akademi Award, Knighthood by the Government of Italy, the Dante Medal by Dante Institute, Ravenna, the International Poetry for Peace Award by the government of the UAE, and the Indo-Polish Friendship Medal by the Government of Poland.
K.S. Subramanian is former Director-General, State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Tripura. He is the author of Political Violence and the Police in India.
K.K. Gopalakrishnan, a well-known writer photographer and a connoisseur specializing in Kerala performing arts traditions.
Ka. Naa. Subramanyam Ka. Naa. Subramanyam (31 January 1912–18 December 1988) was a Tamil writer and critic from Tamil Nadu, India. He is also popularly known by his Tamil initials as Ka. Naa. Su. He also wrote poems using the pseudonym Mayan. He published many literary journals like Ilakkiyavattam, Sooravali, and Chandraodayam. In 1986, he was awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his literary criticism Ilakkiyathukku oru Iyakkam (A Movement for Literature). 
Kaiwan Mehta has a diverse academic background, having studied Architecture, Literature, Indian Aesthetics, and Cultural Studies. He is a theorist and critic in the fields of visual culture, architecture, and city studies. Currently, he is in the process of completing his doctorate at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in Bengaluru, under the aegis of Manipal University. Kaiwan Mehta has not only conducted research but has also shared his findings and ideas on an international platform through publications and exhibitions. Since March 2012, he has held the position of Managing Editor at "Domus India" (Spenta Multimedia) and is associated with "Jnanapravaha" in Mumbai. In this capacity, he established the Art, Criticism, and Theory program, along with the Architecture, Resources, and Culture segment. His contributions go beyond academic roles. He has served as the Jury Chairman for two consecutive terms (2015–17 and 2017–2019) for the international artists' residency program across 11 disciplines at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, Germany. Additionally, Kaiwan Mehta is the co-founder and director of Arbour Research Initiatives in Architecture. He has also been an Executive Committee member with INTACH in Mumbai. Notably, Mehta co-curated the national exhibition on architecture titled "The State of Architecture: Practices and Processes in India" (UDRI, 2016) at the NGMA in Mumbai, along with Rahul Mehrotra and Ranjit Hoskote. Another book authored by Kaiwan Mehta is "Alice in Bhuleshwar: Navigating a Mumbai Neighborhood."
Kalindi Charan Panigrahi emerged as a significant figure in the post-Fakirmohan and post-Gopabandhu generation of Odia literature. He appeared at a timewhen Odia writers were no longer engaged in the struggle for racial, linguistic, or cultural identity. While still in his twenties, Kalindi Charan, along with Annada Shankar Ray and a few other young poets, heralded the birth of a new literary movement known as "Sabuj Sahitya" (Green Literature). The Sabuj group drew inspiration from notable figures such as Tagore, Marx, and Gandhi. In a manner similar to Tagore, Kalindi Charan ventured into various literary genres beyond poetry, including novels, short stories, drama, biography, and essays. However, he is most renowned for his slim novel, "Matira Manisha," which was written in 1934. Kalindi Charan Panigrahi is also remembered as the father of Nandini Satapathy, who served as Odisha's Chief Minister. His literary contributions have left a lasting impact on Odia literature, particularly during a period when literature was undergoing a transformative phase.
Late Dr Kapila Vatsyayan was a renowned art historian and  Chairperson of IIC-Asia Project; Former Secretary, in the Ministry of HRD; Academic Director, IGNCA; President, IIC; Member, UNESCO Executive Board; and Member of Parliament. She had taught at various universities in India and abroad. She authored over 15 books and several research papers and monographs. Dr. Vatsyayan was winner of several awards including the Padma Vibhushan. She had been elected as Fellow of several art, music and cultural institutions in India and abroad.
Cigdem Kaplangı studied Psychology at Bard College in USA. She worked in advertising in New York.
A prolific author, Dr. Karan Singh has an extensive body of work, including philosophical essays, travelogues, and poems in English. He has also authored books on political science and Vedanta. Dr. Karan Singh's influence extends beyond his writing, as he has held prestigious positions such as the President of the India International Centre and the Authors Guild of India. His diplomatic career as India's Ambassador to the United States earned him a reputation for his numerous distinguished achievements. Dr. Karan Singh has dedicated over five decades to public life, including many years of service in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Known for his exceptional oratory skills, he has delivered lectures on philosophy, culture, politics, and the environment on five continents.
Karuna Goswamy Eminent historian of Indian culture, and formerly Professor of History at the Panjab University, Chandigarh, Karuna Goswamy had very distinguished writing to her credit. beginning with her doctoral dissertation.The present volume on the Kedara Kalpa series of paintings is based on her research and her identification, for the first time, of the ancient text on which the paintings are based.The present volume on the Kedara Kalpa series of paintings is based on her research and her identification, for the first time, of the ancient text on which the paintings are based.
Katherine Butler Schofield is Senior Lecturer in the Music Department at King’s College London. As a historian of music and listening in Mughal India she is working with Persian and Urdu sources for Hindustani music c. 1570–1860.
Katia Légeret-Manochhaya is Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory in the Department of Theatre at Paris 8 University, France and Director of the Laboratory of researches EA1573/EDESTA-Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of the Arts. Her main field of research comprises the twentieth-century European playwrights, stage directors and choreographers inspired by Asian performing arts, specifically from India. She is the author of many articles and books about Indian dances and theatre, including Les 108 pas du dieu Siva: Danse sacrée de l’Inde, Manuel traditionnel du Bharata-Nâtyam: Le danseur cosmographe and Danse contemporaine et theatre indien un nouvel art? She is also a professional artist in Bharatanatyam style and has an international career, starting at Chennai with Swarnamukhi (Tamil Nadu’s State Artist) and, since 1986, she interprets Natyacharya K. Muralidhar Rao’s repertories (Karnataka, Pandanallur style). “Shiva-Rodin” (2013) and “Panchatantra/La Fontaine” (2010-2015) are among her stage creations with her company.
Kaushik Bhaumik is Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at the School of Art and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He recently guest edited the Marg Special Issue on 100 Years of Bombay Cinema and has written extensively on Hindi cinema. 
Kavita A. Sharma, who holds the distinction of being the first lady principal of Hindu College, Delhi, currently serves as the director of the India International Centre in New Delhi. With a career spanning thirty-seven years, she has taught in various educational institutions in India and abroad, including Hindu College, Tokyo Women's Christian College, and Universitas Indonesia. Kavita A. Sharma's deep involvement in the field of education is reflected in her authored works, such as "Sixty Years of the University Grants Commission" and "Internationalization of Higher Education." As a Fulbright scholar, she has received numerous fellowships in recognition of her contributions. Her research articles and books have been published extensively. In honor of her dedicated service, Kavita A. Sharma was bestowed with the Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award by the National Integration and Economic Council in 2005.
Kay Talwar holds an MA in Art History from the University of Michigan. She has co-authored with Kalyan Krishna Indian Pigment Paintings on Cloth, Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad, and In Adoration of Krishna: Pichhwais for Shrinathji, TAPI Collection, Surat. For many years she has been involved in the Indian community of Los Angeles, promoting and supporting Indian art and cultural activities. She was Chairman of the Southern Asian Art Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for six years.
Keki N. Daruwalla, poet and writer, lives in Delhi and has written over ten poetry volumes, a novella, two novels and half a dozen short story collections. His latest collection of poetry is The Map Maker (2002). His poetry volume The Keeper of the Dead won the Sahitya Akademi Award (1984) while Landscapes won the Commonwealth Poetry Award (Asia) in 1987. His first novel, Pepper and Christ  was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize (Asia and UK) in 2010.
Kenneth X. Robbins is a psychiatrist, collector, and independent scholar on South Asia, with a particular interest in maharajas and other Indian princes, as well as the Rajputs, African Muslims, Chettiyars, Sikhs, missionaries, and Jews in South Asia. He has curated more than a dozen Indian exhibits and five scholarly conferences dealing with maharajas and nawabs, painting, women artists and political figures, medicine, and philately. His most recent exhibition projects focus on African Muslim elites and Jews in India. In addition to publishing more than seventy articles, he is the co-editor of "African Elites in India" and is working on a book about the Princely states of Gujarat and several other volumes about Jews in South Asia. Quite the accomplished and diverse portfolio!
Khushwant Singh (born Khushal Singh, 15 August 1915 – 20 March 2014) was an Indian author, lawyer, diplomat, journalist and politician. His experience in the 1947 Partition of India inspired him to write Train to Pakistan in 1956 (made into film in 1998), which became his most well-known novel.
Khwaja Ahmad Abbas (1914-87) was a prolific political commentator, short story writer, novelist, scriptwriter and a film maker who preferred to call himself a communicator. He published 73 books in English, Hindi and Urdu, including an engaging autobiography and two semi-autobiographical novels, Inquilab and The World is My Village.
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Kiran Segal is a highly innovative and outstanding dancer/choreographer in the field of Odissi. She has showcased her performances in forty-one countries across the globe and has actively participated in major dance festivals. Kiran has earned several prestigious titles and awards for her unwavering dedication and significant contributions to Indian classical dance, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (2002), Padmashree (2002), Neelamadhava Award (2002), Kala Shreshtha Sammaan (2000), Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award (2000), Nritya Vilas (1993), Nritya Saraswati (1991), Parishad Sammaan by the Delhi Government (1986), Shringaar Mani (1979), and Kala Mani (1976). In recognition of her outstanding contributions to culture, she was honored with the Meri Dilli award in 2011. Kiran's profound and unwavering commitment to dance led her to establish "Pallavi—Odissi Nritya Sangeet Vidyalaya" in New Delhi, where she continues to impart her knowledge and passion for Odissi dance.
Former Director, NSD, Kirti Jain is a theatre director and pedagogue; she contributed articles to books and journals on theatre including entries in The Oxford Companion to Theatre. She has produced plays and documentaries for Doordarshan and directed several plays over nearly forty years. Her works are a synthesis of politics, aesthetics, dramatics, innovation and showcase a rare directorial skill. She initiated the Theatre in Education company at NSD; concern for developing theatre spaces and audience in Delhi resulted in her organizing Week End Theatre through Natarang Pratishthan; curious about women’s aesthetics, she took on Poorva—the Asian Women Theatre Director’s Festival and Conference. Honors include the B.V. Karanth Smriti Puraskar (NSD, 2010) and the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for Direction (2011).
Painter, cartoonist, short story writer, and filmmaker, Kolkata-based Kishore Chatterjee also nurtures a passion for Western classical music. He has given talks and anchored programs on the subject since 1970, including a series on Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, the opera, and well-known music critics on All India Radio. While touring Europe on a music scholarship,, he also lectured on collecting records as a hobby on BBC.
Kochery C. Shibu graduated from the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, in 1981. He has served in the Indian Navy and commanded two warships. Post his retirement he has executed hydroelectric projects in the Cauvery river basin in Karnataka, Beas river basin in Himachal and lately Teesta river basin in Sikkim. He holds a postgraduate degree in Defence Studies from Chennai University, and MA in English literature from Pune University. Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar is his debut novel. The technical content of the novel, namely the setting up of a hydroproject is drawn from his experience in these projects, as are many of the characters inspired from those whom he encountered on site.
Author of an internationally acclaimed book on Shah Rukh Khan, titled Power of a Common Man, Koral Dasgupta makes her debut in the world of dreamy fictions with Fall Winter Collections. She calls herself an Author by chance, Painter by choice, Marketing consultant by default and full-time mum otherwise! She lives in Mumbai with her two and a half years old son and husband Tuhin A. Sinha, bestselling author of political fictions. Fall Winter Collections is her tribute to Santiniketan, the land of art, music and poetry, which fondly captured her fancies during and beyond the three vital years of her life that she spent there.
Late Krishna Bose (1930-2020) was an educator, writer, and politician. A professor of English in Calcutta from 1955 to 1995, she was elected Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) three times starting in 1996 from the Jadavpur constituency in Greater Calcutta. From 1999 to 2004, she chaired the parliamentary standing committee on external affairs. Krishna Bose was an eminent expert on Netaji's life and struggles. After her marriage to Sisir Bose, son of Sarat Chandra Bose, the barrister, and nationalist leader who was his younger brother Subhas's closest comrade, she joined Sisir's efforts to research and document Netaji's life and work. Aged twenty, Krishna's prolific writings include several original books on Netaji.
Born in Calcutta and educated in India and the UK, Krishna Dutta has been living in London since the late 1960s. She specializes in the history and culture of Bengal and has co-authored a biography of Rabindranath Tagore, the myriad-minded man, co-edited Tagore's selected letters, and translated Bengali short stories and poems. Her book Calcutta: a cultural and literary history, published in 2003, was critically acclaimed by many and now has a recently updated Indian edition. In 2013, she published a popular culinary cultural book on Indian dal recipes, titled "The Dal Cookbook," in London, which has already gone through several editions.
Kalyan Krishna Kalyan Krishna was Professor and Head of the Department of History of Art at Banaras Hindu University (BHU). His Ph.D. was on Mughal Painting of the Akbar Period from BHU.Formerly Krishna was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at the University of Syracuse, New York , and Curator at the Calico Museum of Textiles, Ahmedabad. Among the major publications that he has co-authored are Indian Costumes in the Collection of the Calico Museum of Textiles and Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Painting. Krishna is a follower of Pushti Marg.
Krishna Dharma lives in England and is the author of a number of English retellings of ancient Indian classics, including Mahabharata, Ramayana, and Panchatantra. He is also a regular guest broadcaster on the BBC’s Pause For Thought.
Krishnopriyo Bhattacharya has dedicated over three decades to studying tribal affairs in North Bengal. Raised in Kamakshyaguri and Alipurduar, he earned his B.Com degree from the University of North Bengal in 1980 and joined the West Bengal Government's Backward Classes Welfare Department in the Duars. Starting as an Inspector, he later shifted to Siliguri. Apart from his official pursuits, Krishnopriyo is a passionate photographer, extensively visiting various tribal communities in Bengal. His published works encompass two multilingual lexicons on scriptless tribal speeches in Bengali and the International Phonetic Alphabet. He has conducted an in-depth field study on the tribal predicament in the Bengal-Duars, a sociological exploration of the contemporary life-struggles of two indigenous communities in North Bengal, and a piece on tribal ethno-photography, among others. Additionally, he has served as the Duars correspondent for Kolkata-based dailies, Aajkaal and The Telegraph. Quite an impressive body of work!
Krystyna Hellström studied interior design in Florence, Italy, and the history of art at the University of Lund in Sweden, writing her thesis on the quilts of Jaipur and of Provence. Krystyna has worked for Swedish television and for Emilio Pucci in his fashion house in Florence, one of the best places in the world to refine one's knowledge of exquisite textiles and original design. She also writes for several interior design magazines.
Krystyna Hellström studied interior design in Florence, Italy, and History of Art at Lund University, Sweden. Her thesis was on Jaipur and Provencal quilts. Krystyna worked with Swedish Television and for Emilio Pucci in his fashion house in Florence, which was one of the best places in the world to learn about exquisite textiles and original design. She has also written for interior design magazines.
Kunal Basu is the author of four critically acclaimed novels (The Opium Clerk; The Miniaturist; Racists; The Yellow Emperor's Cure), and a collection of stories The Japanese Wife the title story of which has been made into an award-winning film. He has written poetry and screenplays; acted in films and on stage. He was born in Kolkata and teaches at Oxford University. 
Kushal Ray, a former sports journalist with The Telegraph, has participated in several major international photography exhibitions. His work has been published in a number of prestigious photography magazines. He has also held two solo exhibitions of his paintings and drawings in Kolkata, where he lives. He is associated with Drik India and ARTCO Gallery, Germany.
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