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N.L. Batra has been closely associated with the conservation of historical monuments in India. He retired as Superintending Engineer, Archaeological Survey of India.
N. Mohanan N. Mohanan (27 April 1933–3 October 1999) is the son of well-known Malayalam writer Lalithambika Antharjanam and Narayanan Namboodiri. He graduated with a degree in the Sciences and thereafter obtained an MA in Malayalam literature from University College, Thiruvananthapuram. Starting as a college professor, he worked in the public relations department of Kerala government, and was the Director of Cultural Affairs, and Managing Director of Kerala State Film Development Corporation. He retired in 1988. His noted works include Ninte Katha Enteyum, Dukhathinte Rathrikal, Poojakkedukkaatha Pookkal, Seshapathram and Innalathe Mazha.
Late Nabaneeta Dev Sen was one of the prominent Bengali litterateurs of our times with more than 80 books to her name. A student of Presidency, Jadavpur; Indiana, Harvard, Cambridge, and Berkeley universities, and an outstanding academic, she retired as Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her works reflect her intellection on an amazing array of social, political, and psychological topics, under different genres like poetry, novels, short stories, plays, literary criticism, travelogues, translations, and children’s literature. Her Radhakrishnan Memorial Lecture series at Oxford University, a pioneering work on women’s Ramayanas, has started a new school of studies on Sita across the world. Founder President of Soi—Women Writers’ Association of West Bengal, she has received national and international awards, including Padma Shri, Sahitya Akademi Award, and Bangla Akademi Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nabarun Bhattacharya (1971-2019) did his early schooling in Shillong, Meghalaya, and later graduated with English (honours) from Ramakrishna Mission College, Narendrapur, Kolkata. By profession, he was an officer in the Customs and Excise Department of the Government of India. An amateur photographer and an intrepid trekker, Nabarun was also a wildlife enthusiast. He had won prizes in the D.J. Memorial photography competition in India and the famed Maria Luisa Memorial photography contest held in Spain in 2012. A posthumous exhibition of a selection of his photographs was held in Guwahati in November, 2019. An avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, Nabarun used to regularly contribute articles to The Statesman, Kolkata, under the pseudonym Arun Acharya.
Nachiket Chanchani Nachiket Chanchani is Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Art and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Nadeem Khan Nadeem Khan has been a teacher of English for fifty years. After retiring as the Head, Department of Languages, from an Amravati college, for the next eight years he served as the Regional Director of the Western Regional Centre of the prestigious Indian Institute of Mass Communication. He has translated fifteen Marathi books into English, including Vishwas Patil’s Panipat and Shivaji Mahasamrat: Whirlwind.
Nanjamma pursued a career in statistics in various capacities such as, Survey Statistician and Director, Statistics Canada and Statistical Consultant to national and international agencies. In collaboration with her husband, has dedicated herself to the cause of the preservation of the language, architecture and culture of the native communities of Kodagu.
Dr Narayani Guptra has taught history at Indraprastha College for Women, and joined the Jamia Millia Islamia University in 1986. Her research has been on urban history, particularly that of Delhi, and she has many books to her credit. She was a founder member of the Conservation Society of Delhi and has been a member of the Delhi Urban Aret Commission. She is daughter-in-law of Ashoka Gupta.
Late Narendra Luther was a former civil servant who held a prominent place in the realm of humor for an extended period and received numerous awards for his books. In 1985, he organized the World Humour Conference. He was a distinguished authority on the history and culture of Hyderabad and authored several books and articles on the subject, some of which have been translated into various Indian languages. He served as the president of the Society to Save Rocks and chairman of the Yudhvir Foundation. In 2016, he was honored with the Chishti India Harmony Award. Additionally, he authored another book, 'Legendotes of Hyderabad.'
Neela Padmanabhan was born in Kanyakumari district. He has written 20 novels, 10 short story collections, 4 volumes of poetry and 7 essay collections in Tamil. In Malayalam, he has published a novel, 4 short story collections and a single essay collection. Besides Tamil and Malayalam, he also has a few English works to his credit. During 1985–89 he was the Tamil editor at Sahitya Akademi.In 2007, he was awarded with the Sahitya Akademi Award for Tamil for his novel Ilai uthir kaalam (Autumn). He had earlier won the Sahitya Akademi Translation award in 2003 for his translation of  Ayyappa Paniker’s works into Tamil. In 2010, his debut work, Talaimuraikal, was made into a Tamil film, titled Magizhchi (Happiness).  
After a distinguished career in the University of Glasgow and the Free Church of Scotland Theological College, Nicol Macnicol was appointed to the Western India mission of the Free Church of Scotland (later United Free) and for five years worked in Bombay, being in charge of the Wilson High School and also doing general evangelistic work.
Nikita Gandhi is an educator, artist and illustrator. She calls herself an Alchemist, who magically finds pigments in Mother Nature and makes her own colours. She flutters like a butterfly among the flowers and digs mud like an earthworm to find pigments and make water colours and crayons.
Niladri R. Chatterjee holds the position of Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kalyani, West Bengal. With a Fulbright Scholarship and the British Council-Charles Wallace Fellowship under his belt, he has been imparting knowledge in gender studies at his university since 2009. Additionally, he administers a Facebook group called 'New Gender Studies,' boasting over 11,200 members. It seems he's actively contributing to the academic discourse and fostering a community for the discussion of gender-related topics. Quite an engaging and impactful role!
Nilakshi Borgohain received her education in Shillong, Delhi University, and the Kochi Institute of Management Studies. She contributed features to reputed magazines and wrote book reviews for journals, including the 'Indian Literature' (Sahitya Akademi). Nilakshi also has short story collections to her credit. Her extensive travels abroad as well as within the country have greatly shaped her as a writer who can write on the local cultures that occupy an integral part of her works. She has been awarded the Editor's Choice award in 2010 for creative/critical writing by the 'Home of Letters (India)'—international publishers of books and journals.
Nilanjan P. Choudhury studied at IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Kanpur. This is his second novel and the first adventure in the Chatterjee Institute of Detection series.
Nilima Sinha is a writer of children's books with several prizes to her credit. She has been an active member of the Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC).
Nilosree Biswas is an author and filmmaker who received her training in Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, and later pursued a career in cinema. Her areas of interest encompass history, cultural studies of pre-modern and colonial South Asia, and early Hindi cinema. Her creative works, both in film and writing, have been featured in various print publications and screened internationally, including at the Cannes Film Festival. One of her notable documentaries, "Broken Memory, Shining Dust," has earned a place in the archives of the Oscar Library. Additionally, her previous book, co-authored with Irfan Nabi, titled "Alluring Kashmir: The Inner Spirit," is now part of the Library of Congress. Currently, she is engaged in the writing of her upcoming book, which delves into the stories of food during British rule in India.
Nina Sabnani is a storyteller who uses film, illustration and writing to inform her audience. Her doctoral research focused on Rajasthan's Kaavad storytelling tradition.
Nirmal Kanti
Nirmal Kanti Bhattacharjee taught English Literature at Gauhati University for ten years and Comparative Literature at Jadavpur University for five years. He then joined Sahitya Akademi’s Eastern Regional Office at Kolkata as its Secretary. After putting in a decade there, he shifted to Delhi and worked as the Director of the National Book Trust, India for a five-year tenure. Later, he also worked as the Editor of Sahitya Akademi’s prestigious journal Indian Literature for five years and Director of K. K. Birla Foundation, New Delhi for six years. Currently, he functions as the Editorial Director of Niyogi Books. An accomplished translator from Bengali into English and vice versa, his English translations of fictions of Mahasveta Devi, Sunil Gangaopadhyay, and Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay have been well received. He has also translated a short story collection of U. R. Anantamurthy and a novel by Viswas Patil into Bengali. Recipient of the best translator’s award from IBBY Congress, Mr. Bhattacharjee has also edited a collection of stories of displacement from Assam.
Nirmala Sharma is an Art Historian and Professor of Buddhist studies at the International Academy of Indian Culture, New Delhi. She is working on the project of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts on "Iconography of the Mandalas of the Dukhang of Alchi."
Nishat Fatima Nishat Fatima is a journalist and author. She has written for many of the country’s leading newspapers and luxury magazines including Harper’s Bazaar, Robb Report and Vogue. Her first novel is Seriously, Sitara? 
Nishat Zaidi is a professor, Department of English at the Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. A scholar, critic and translator, she has a number of published works to her credit. She has co- edited,Story is a Vagabond: Fiction, Essays and Drama by Intizar Husain (Special Issue of Manoa, University of Hawaii, 2015).  
Nita Kumar is the Brown Family Professor of South Asian History at Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California. She is the author of The Artisans of Banaras (1988), Friends, Brothers and Informants (1992), Women as Subjects (1994), Lessons from Schools (2001) and The Politics of Gender, Community and Modernities (2007). Since 1990 she has also been engaged in innovative education in Varanasi, India, through both service and advocacy, working with children, teachers and families to develop curricula, fiction for children, arts materials and teachers’ training units.
Born (3 December 1934) at Barisal town, Nityapriya Ghosh came to Calcutta with his family in 1947. He studied in Hindu School, Presidency College and Calcutta University. After a stint as a college lecturer in English and a brief tenure in the Government of India's central civil service, he was a corporate publicity and public relations executive, retiring from service in 1992. Working as an assistant editor in 1966-1967 with Samar Sen, the editor of Now, he wrote a monograph on him, for Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, in 1990. He contributed to The Statesman, Calcutta, as its weekly television columnist for ten years. A book reviewer for newspapers and magazines, he has co-edited a book of documents on the Partition of Bengal, 1905. He has written three books of essays in Bengali on popular literature. A prolific writer, he has also written and edited several books on Rabindranath Tagore; Dakgharer Harkara, Ranur Chithi Kabir Sneha, The English Writings of Rabindranath Tagore, Vol. 4 (edited), Mukher Katha Lekhar Bhashay, Vol. 1-4 (edited) and In the Company of a Great Man being a few of them.
Nivedita Sen teaches English Literature in Hansraj College, University of Delhi. Her research has focused on Bangla children’s literature but she also works on other popular genres, apart from Indian writing in English, post-colonial fiction and translation studies. She has translated Tagore’s Ghare Baire, and stories by Syed Mustafa Siraj, Leela Majumdar and others.  
Nonda Chatterjee (1938-2012) was a much-loved and widely respected educator who spent most of her long and distinguished teaching career at The Calcutta International School where she served both as a teacher of English and history, and as Principal. She also served as the Principal of The Cambridge School, Kolkata. In 2006, she received 'The Cambridge University Inspirational Teacher Award', a distinction granted for the first time in India. Chatterjee subsequently received The Telegraph Award for 'Lifetime Achievement as a Teacher'. She wrote novels, short stories, and poems and translated Bengali works of literature into English and Hindi. She contributed short stories and articles to The Statesman and The Sakaal Times, among other journals and periodicals.
Noorul Hoda, a graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and a post-graduate in Museology from the National Museum Institute, Ministry of Culture, is actively involved in historical and cultural research projects in India. 'The Alipore Bomb Case: A Historic Pre-Independence Trial' is the result of his ongoing research on revolutionary groups of the Indian freedom movement. A man of many interests, Hoda has been instrumental in setting up unique museums and archives in India, including the National Philatelic Museum under the Ministry of Telecommunications, the Mineral Museum in Nashik, Maharashtra, the Supreme Court Museum, and more recently, the Karnataka High Court Museum and Archives at Bangalore.
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