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M K Das is a Kochi-based writer and columnist with a career in print media spanning over four decades. He was the resident editor of the southern edition of The Financial Express. Later he was the Editor (Kerala) first of The Indian Express and later of The New Indian Express. His books include Anchor Cochin, a coffee-table volume on Cochin published by the Cochin Port Trust; A Southern Odyssey, the corporate story of the Trichur-based South Indian Bank; Tryst With Bulls and Bears about the Cochin-based Geojit Financial Services Ltd., A Journey Through Time 1857- 2007 about the Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which he coauthored; and Saga of Kalpathy about the migration of Tamil Brahmins to Kerala since 13th century.
Maqbool Fida Husain better known as M. F. Husain (17 September 1915 – 9 June 2011) was a controversial Indian artist known for executing bold, vibrantly coloured narrative paintings in a modified Cubist style. He was one of the most celebrated and internationally recognized Indian artists of the 20th century, and was associated with Indian modernism in the 1940s. His themes—sometimes treated in series—include topics as diverse as GandhiMother Teresa, the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the British Raj, and motifs of Indian urban and rural life.  
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Dr. M.K.Pal has been an ardent researcher in the field of arts and crafts and socio-cultural studies for more than four decades. As a Museum professional especially during his tenure in the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, New Delhi, Dr. Pal has conducted several projects.As a Consultant of the National Museum of  Ethnology, Osaka, Japan (1980-1995) he has collected/documented hundreds of Indian artefacts which now form the bulk of collection of the Indian Section of the said museum. He has also designed and got made a 35-feet replica of the old wooden Ratha (Temple Car) now preserved in the Parthasarathi Temple, Chennai. As a Connoisseur of Indian art and culture, Dr. Pal has also organized some folk cultural programmes in Japan, France and Switzerland during the years 1991 and 1997.As an author of a number of publications in the form of illustrated books, monographs, papers and articles on Indian art and culture and craft heritage. His present work is the result of his painstaking research and field investigations that are eventually permeated through the inner perspectives of impregnated ideas and thoughtful revelations.
Madhulika Liddle is a novelist and award-winning short story writer, best known as a writer of historical fiction. Madhulika is a keen amateur naturalist, especially interested in trees and birds. She lives in Noida, India, and blogs at www.madhulikaliddle.com.
Maggie Baxter is an Australian artist, writer, independent curator, and public art coordinator. She first visited India in 1990 and has since been a frequent visitor, particularly to Kutch, in Gujarat, where she maintains a textile arts practice that uses traditional textile techniques as media for contemporary art. She has exhibited regularly since 1984 in both group and solo exhibitions in Australia, India, Japan, and the UK. She held her first solo exhibition in India at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre in December 2004, for which she won their award for the Best Design and Craft Show 2004. In Australia, she works primarily in the area of public art coordination, managing a significant number of large-scale individual integrated artworks for major urban redevelopment projects.
Mahaveer Swami is one of the finest traditional artists working in India today. His ethereal colours and exquisite brushwork are combined with unique inner vision and great sensitivity.
Dharmavir Singh Mahida Dharmavir Singh Mahida had worked as an engineer for nine years in the automotive sector in Germany before he decided to quit and return to India to pursue his deep interest in yoga and philosophy. His new job took him to Pune, where he met his mentor, BKS Iyengar, with whom he worked at the Ramamani Yoga Institute for many years. An active sportsman, he has taught yoga at the Sports Medicine Centre of the Army, Navy and Air Force. This helped him to understand yoga from a different perspective. Dharmavir has years of experience in understanding the pure essence of yoga philosophy, along with Vedanta. In 1990, he set up a yoga institute in Pune where he teaches as well as trains yoga teachers. He has learnt Vedanta for many years under the tutelage of Swami Sat Swaroopananda and is also a student of Sanskrit. Dharmavir lives in Pune and has been teaching yoga for three decades in India and Europe.
A graduate in Applied Art and Design Studies in Photography from the London Guildhall University, Mala Mukherjee's work has been exhibited in all major cities in India and abroad. She has received several awards for excellence from the Owen Rowley Art Foundation (London), the Academy of Visual Media, New Delhi, 2nd China International Digital Photography exhibition, Beijing and Honorary Fellowship of the Bangladesh Photographic Society.  
Malathi Ramachandran is a masters in Mass Communication, and began her foray into fiction writing with several short stories published in magazines and anthologies. She is the author of four novels, the last two titles The Legend of Kuldhara (2017) and Mandu (2020) in the genre of historical fiction. Fascinated by India's rich past and the many human stories of love and loss buried beneath the larger narratives, Malathi endeavours in her novels not just to re-create history as it happened long ago, but to also explore the lives and relationships of those who lived in those times. If I can pull India's past out of the dreary books of history and bring it alive for my readers, I'd have achieved my purpose of writing historical fiction, she says.
Malavika Karlekar has been a university teacher, researcher, editor and, since 2001, curator of archival photographs.She lives in New Delhi and in Ramgarh.
Mamta Nainy is a writer based in New Delhi. She has authored over 30 books for children, many of which have gone on to win national and international awards and recognition. She also works as a literary translator, translating primarily from English to Hindi.Mamta is inspired by the unfettered imagination of children and loves travelling but is too lazy to do it, so she mostly makes do with reading
Manash Ghosh graduated from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and joined The Statesman in 1966 as a trainee journalist. His big break came in 1971 when the Bangladesh Liberation War started. He covered it from various battlefields as an embedded journalist at considerable risk to his life. When Bangladesh won the war and became independent, he was posted in Dacca as the paper's bureau head for three years. He has served in various positions including as chief of Calcutta news bureau and as resident editor of the Delhi edition. In 2004 he was made the founding editor of Dainik Statesman, a Bengali language daily newspaper run by The Statesman group, which he helmed for 11 years.
Manasij Majumder is a well-known name in the field of art writing in India. He started out as a lecturer in English in a college affiliated to Calcutta University, but throughout his teaching career he wrote regularly on Art, Theatre, Dance and various other cultural events. After retiring as Reader in English, he now continues to write on Art, profiling artists, introducing catalogues and exhibitions as well as full length studies of several major artists.
Mandakranta Bose is Emeritus Professor and Director of the Centre for India and South Asia Research at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. A Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and also of the Royal Society of Canada, Dr Bose holds a BA and MA in Sanskrit from Calcutta University, a second MA in Comparative Literature from the University of British Columbia, and the MLitt and DPhil degrees in Oriental Studies from Oxford. Her research over the past fifty plus years covers four main areas: Sanskrit treatises on the performing arts, the Ramayana, Hindu dharmasastras and religious culture, and gender representation in the arts and literatures of India.
Manisha Chaudhry is a leading bi-lingual editor, writer and translator. She began her career in India's first feminist publishing house Kali for Women and has been a consultant to a range of organisations in the development sector including OUP, Yatra Books, Pratham Books. Her translation of Chandrakanta's Hindi novel was shortlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature 2012. Active in multilingual children's publishing over the past fourteen years, she has spearheaded many initiatives to bring equity in primary education. Currently she heads Manan Books, a publishing house with an activist profile.
Manju Kak is a writer, critic, scholar, and artist, who, for two decades, through word, image, research or curatorial theme, has been intensely exploring some unique aspects of Himalayan life. Her PhD is in the History of Art from the National Museum, New Delhi. A few of her artworks are in private and public collections in India and Hong Kong. Her short stories have won acclaim.
Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.
Manoj Neelakanthan Manoj Neelakanthan hails from Tiruvalla, Kerala. A post-graduate in design, he works as a design professional in a technology firm in Bangalore. He is married with a wife and two children. With a day job that is as far from writing as you could imagine, this book is truly a labour of love.
Dr. Manosi Lahiri is a professional geographer. She completed her PhD in Geography at University of Delhi. Manosi was a lecturer at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi and undertook consulting work for several UN agencies. She founded ML Infomap, a pioneering GIS company, in 1993 to propagate GIS technology.
Marc Wattrelot grew up in Paris where he attended the Sorbonne University and Sciences Po Toulouse. There he studied Geography, Political Science and Journalism. His photographic work in Balochistan won the Anthropographia Honorary Mention and has been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, the Forum for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, the Gijon Photojournalism Festival in Spain and in Paris. Marc was based in New Delhi for three years where he worked as a journalist for several French television channels. 
Margrit Pernau is Senior Researcher at the Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. Her research interests include Indian history of the 18th to the 20th centuries, the history of modern Islam, historical semantics, the history of emotions and global history. 
Mario Miranda, renowned Indian cartoonist, has contributed to The Illustrated Weekly of India. After studying in St Xavier’s College, Mumbai and Portugal, Mario spent several years working in the UK. He has exhibited his cartoons in countries such as Japan, Brazil, Australia, Singapore, France, Yugoslavia and Portugal. 
Marion Molteno grew up in South Africa, and left after being in conflict with the apartheid regime. She spent eight years in Zambia, and since then has been based in London.  She has had a long association with India and Pakistan through her work with South Asian communities in the UK, and with Save the Children, with whom she travelled extensively in Asia and Africa. She studied Urdu with the eminent scholar Ralph Russell, and edits his work, most recently The Famous Ghalib: The Sound of My Moving Pen.
German-born writer, Martin Kämpchen, came to India as a student. Deeply moved by this country's variegated life and philosophy, he stayed on, settling at Santiniketan.
Marvin Tokayer served as the rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan and held the position of vice-president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Southeast Asia and the Far East. He is the author of more than twenty books in Japanese, focusing on Judaica and Japan. Rabbi Tokayer has actively participated in the Jewish dialogue with "Eastern religious leaders" and has been involved in visiting and assisting Jewish communities in India and China. Marvin Tokayer was rabbi of the Jewish Community of Japan and vice-president of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Southeast Asia and the Far East. He has authored more than twenty books, in Japanese, on the Judaica and Japan. He has participated in the Jewish dialogue with “Eastern religious leaders” as well as visited and helped Indian and Chinese Jews.
Masoud Malekyari followed his heart for story writing and studied cinema screenwriting and dramatic literature at university.
Mathew Attokaran is primarily a scientific researcher in the field of spices and plantation products. He has been involved in taking the lead for scientific publications and reviews.
Mavisel Yener was born in Ankara in 1962. She graduated from the Dentistry Faculty in Ege University in 1984. She started writing early in her teens and continued to pen many stories for 20 years before she quit her private practice to pursue her calling as an author. Today, she is one of the most renowned contemporary Turkish authors who has written over 100 children’s, young adult and adult books. Besides writing, Mavisel has worked as an editor for many children’s and young adult books. She conducts workshops on children’s literature, attends symposiums on children’s literature all around the world and gives lectures at universities. Her literary works have been translated into many languages.
Maya Jayapal is a teacher, writer, columnist, and counselor residing in Bangalore. Born in Chennai, she studied in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, and in Ethiraj College, Chennai. She obtained her Masters in English Literature from Presidency College, Chennai. She has traveled widely, both within and outside India, and has spent twenty-four years in Jakarta and Singapore. In 1993, she returned to India and settled in Bangalore. She has authored two other books on Singapore and Jakarta. Her books are a result of her abiding interest to know more about the places where she lives and to communicate and share that awareness and information with others. She is a regular contributor to The Hindu, Deccan Herald, and other newspapers and magazines.
John McAleer is Lecturer in History at the University of Southampton. His research focuses on the British encounter and engagement with the wider world in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, situating the history of empire in its global and maritime contexts. He was previously Curator of Imperial and Maritime History at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. He is the author of Britain’s Maritime Empire: Southern Africa, the South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean, 1763–1820.
Writer, poet, and social activist Meera Khanna is the Trustee and Executive Vice President of the Guild of Service, an NGO working with and for the empowerment of vulnerable women and children. She has worked as a Consultant on the status of women, Government of India, served as a member on the Expert Committee on Widows constituted by the Supreme Court of India and is on the Global Steering Committee working on a treaty on violence against women. She has helped create a global alliance, The Last Woman First. for empowering under privileged women. She has written on women's rights for newspapers, journals and collections and her creative expressions have been adapted for dance. She is a published author with a book on career counselling. A collection of poems on Kashmir and her last work based on real life narratives have been widely acclaimed.   
Meeta Pandit is a Hindustani Classical Vocalist and a leading exponent of the Gwalior Gharana.
Mehnaaz Husain is an illustrator and designer who draws the majority of her inspiration from her own experiences and her surroundings. From an early age, her grandfather saw the spark of creativity within her and supported her dream of becoming an artist by driving her on one too many trips to the stationery store on his scooter. Her other interests include animation, writing poetry and swimming! You can find her at www.meforya.com or @Meforya
Mehru Jaffer is a Lucknow-based journalist. She is an editor-at-large for The Citizen, an independent online daily news portal, and the author of The Book of Muhammad, The Book of Muinuddin Chishti and The Book of Nizamuddin Auliya. At the University of Vienna, she has taught Islam in South Asia at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, and Gender and Religion in India at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology.
Mert Tugen is presently working as an illustrator for publishing houses and magazines.
Born on land in 1990, Merve had always dreamed of voyaging across seas. After graduating in law from Gazi University, she left her legal career in 2013 and became the captain of her own ship, setting sail into a technicolour ocean. She has worked in various theatres as an illustrator, poster designer and stage designer. A pirate and a dreamer, she learns new things every day and wants to make the world more colourful. Now, she is a freelancer who writes and illustrates books for children, hoping to brighten more lives with her art.
Milo Beach is former director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Washington, DC.
Mir Ahammad Ali is an Assistant Professor of English at Bhatter College, Vidyasagar University. He is presently engaged in his doctoral research on the psychological dimension of Partition violence within the Department of English at Vidyasagar University. He has authored research articles covering a diverse range of subjects, including Partition Studies, Trauma Studies, Bengal Partition, Performance Studies, Endangered Folk Performances of Bengal, Indigenous Studies, and Film Studies, among others.
Ganeswar Mishra Ganeswar Mishra is an author and translator who has published both fiction and non-fiction and has also edited several texts in Odia and English. He has won several awards and distinctions. Educated at Utkal, Kent, and London universities, he taught at Utkal University for long. He was president, Odisha Sahitya Akademi, and founder-editor of the Odia daily Prameya.
Mistunee Chowdhury is a Delhi-based illustrator, animator, painter and sculpture artist.
Mitra Phukan is a writer, translator, columnist, and classical vocalist who lives and works in Guwahati, Assam. Her published literary works include four children's books, a biography, two novels, 'The Collector's Wife' and 'A Monsoon of Music,' and a collection of fifty of her columns, 'Guwahati Gaze.' She also writes extensively on music. Besides, her short stories have appeared in various journals worldwide. Her works have been translated into several Indian and European languages. As a translator, she has put across the works of some of the best-known contemporary writers of fiction in 'Asomiya' into English. Her fortnightly column 'All Things Considered' in 'The Assam Tribune' is very widely read.
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Mohammad Hamid Ansari was the Vice President of India since August 2007. He is the only person to get elected to this high office for two consecutive terms since Dr S. Radhakrishnan. Besides being the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Shri Ansari is the President of the Indian Council of World Affairs and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, and Chancellor of the universities of Delhi, Panjab, and Pondicherry. In a diplomatic career of almost four decades, Shri Ansari served as India's Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates; High Commissioner to Australia and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York. He was a Visiting Professor at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, and at the Academy For Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. He was also Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University and the Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities. He is the author of 'Travelling Through Conflict: Essays on the Politics of West Asia' (2008) and has edited, 'Iran Today: Twenty-Five Years After The Islamic Revolution' (2005).
Moosa Raza Moosa Raza was born and brought up in a village in Tamil Nadu that had no electricity, no running water, no flush system and no doors to any house. During the first nine years of his life, he did not know the English alphabet and only learnt rudimentary Urdu. Today he writes poetry in English, Hindi, Urdu, Persian and Arabic. He has already published five books, including two collections of Urdu poems.An IAS officer of the 1960 cadre, he rose to become a chief secretary of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and secretary to the Government of India. After retirement, he heads a large educational trust with 10,000 students, 600 academic and managerial staff and is the chairman of several private-sector enterprises in Mumbai. He continues to work and write even in his 80s and is deeply committed to the affairs of the nation.
J.B.P. More is a scholar of international repute who specializes in the political, social, and colonial history of India. A doctorate in history from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris, currently he teaches at Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales (INSEEC), Paris. He has published extensively on the history and sociology of south India and on the French colonial history of India. He has more than 20 books and 45 articles to his credit.
Mrinalini Mitra, a young adult, is a painter, poet, and pianist with multifarious talents. She has been recognised for her rhetorical abilities and views on contemporary issues. Her poignant depiction of human wants and failings transcend her art works and flow into her writings. Her paintings and poems depict depth and understanding of the complexities of emotions and relationships that belie her age. Belief is her debut novel.
Zenobia Panthaki began her career with IBM after graduating from Delhi University. Since Behram was ADC to General Manekshaw, she had a close association with Sam and his wife, Silloo, and was witness to many events described in this book. In 1984 she joined the World Bank where she worked until her retirement in 2012. She currently lives in Washington DC and consults for the Bank.
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