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S L Bhyrappa is a Kannada novelist, whose works are immensely popular both within and beyond Karnataka. Widely regarded as one of India’s foremost writers, his novels are unique in terms of theme, structure, and characterisation. Recipient of ‘Saraswathi Samman’ for Mandra, Bhyrappa has the honour of receiving many other awards as well.  His novels are translated into almost all Indian languages including Sanskrit and English.
S. Muthiah, educated in Sri Lanka, India and the United States, was a senior journalist in Sri Lanka for 17 years and then was in printing and publishing in India for 22 years. His interest in the historical has led to him being described as the ‘Chronicler of Madras’. Chronicled in over 35 books are the stories of Madras (Chennai), those of several of its leading institutions as well as of some of its eminent personalities, beside those of two communities he has been part of: The Indo- Lankans and the Nattukottai Chettiars. A full-time writer and editor since 1990, Muthiah edits Madras Musings, a fortnightly on the city. He is also a columnist for The Hindu, Madras. His best-known books are Madras Rediscovered, Madras—Its Past and its Present, A Madras Miscellany, Getting India on the Move, The Spencer Legend, Looking Back from Moulmein, The Ace of Clubs, The Indo-Lankans and The Chettiar Heritage. He was awarded the MBE (1992) by the Queen of England for his work on heritage and environmental conservation.
Saba Risaluddin, born in England, is an established writer known for her expertise in gardening literature. She has also written and broadcasted extensively on interfaith issues. In this unique work, she combines her knowledge of these seemingly different subjects, drawing from her travels in Europe, Asia (her late husband being from India), and North America. Since 1996, she has resided in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she also works as a freelance translator.
Chef, author and podcaster, Sadaf Hussain (left) wears many hats! When he isn’t chewing on food history or food stories, Sadaf likes to write and speak about culture and myth busting.
Sadhna Shanker is an author, essayist, and travel writer. Her first book, "Ahlanwasahlan – A Syrian Journey," was published in English, Hindi, and Arabic in 2006. Her collection of essays, "When the Parallels Meet," was published in 2007. Shanker's work has been published widely, including in the International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, Indian Express, and Femina.
Sagarika Chakraborty studied law at National Law University, Jodhpur, and is currently pursuing a management program at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Her projects and articles cover a diverse range of subjects, including corporate governance principles with special emphasis on emerging and transition economies, monetary economics, and religion. Her work has been published in Indian and international publications. Sagarika has presented papers at international conferences in Sydney, Wellington, and Washington D.C. She has also written light fiction and poetry for both online and print media. This is her first book. Sagarika Chakraborty studied law at National Law University, Jodhpur and is currently studying management at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Her projects and articles on diverse subjects—corporate governance principles with special emphasis on emerging and transition economies, monetary economics, religion—have been published in Indian and international publications. Sagarika has presented papers at international conferences in Sydney, Wellington and Washington D.C. She has also written light fiction and poetry for the online and print media. This is her first book.
Salil Sojwal Salil Sojwal lives in Mumbai. Ex-advertising, ex-design, exhausted mostly. These illustrations are for his five-year-old daughter, for when she grows up reading this book.
Salma Husain is a passionate cook, food historian, and a Persian scholar; she has used the language in exploring the history of food. Salma has worked with the Star Celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes from London for a British television serial and also with South Korean Television for their series on Indian food. She has appeared on Indian television with her feature Journey of Kabab, which has been telecast by Urdu TV as well. At present, Salma is working as a consultant of Indian food with ITC Hotels. She writes articles and columns on food for popular journals and newspapers and has award-winning cookbooks to her credit. Salma received the National Tourism Award 2009 from the Vice-President of India Md. Hamid Ansari.
Samar Khan is a journalist, a film-maker and now an author. He has had a 20-year journey in the world of media and entertainment. Having started his career as a TV journalist with NDTV, Samar has directed two feature films including the critically acclaimed Shaurya and the highly successful documentary Living with a Super Star. 
Samaresh Bose regarded undisputedly as one of the greatest Bengali writers of all times, was born in 1924 in Dhaka and spent his adolescent years in Naihati undergoing varied work experiences, ranging from hawking eggs on the streets to acting as a foreman in the Ichhapore ordnance factory. He wrote his first novel at the age of  21 and soon emerged as a major writer on the Bengali literary scene. His stories have been made into award-winning films. He has been a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award (1980).
Samarpan is a monk, writer, teacher with several well-known publications to his name, like Tiya: A Parrot’s Journey Home, Param, Junglezen Sheru, and Carving a Sky: A Perspective on Life. His transcribed talks at the university of his organisation on Scriptures in Bengali, are available in book form at archive.org. and they cover the entire range of Indian spiritual traditions.
Sami Ahmad Khan is a writer, academic, and documentary producer.Completing his master’s in English at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), he went to the University of Iowa on a Fulbright grant. He holds a PhD degree in SF, and is a member of the Indian Science Fiction Writers’ Association (ISFWA) and the Indian Association for Science Fiction Studies (IASFS). Red Jihad, Sami’s debut thriller, won NBT’s National Debut Youth Fiction Award and was runner-up in the Muse India Young Writer Award. 
Samit Das specializes in painting, photography, interactive artworks, and artists' books, creating multisensory environments through art and architectural installations, with a deep interest in archiving. He has held solo shows in Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, Singapore, and London. He documented the Tagore House Museum in Kolkata (1999-2000). Samit's research on Santiniketan's architecture started in 1994 and culminated through exhibitions, Radio Talk, Slide Shows including 'The Idea of Space and Rabindranath Tagore: A Photographic Exhibition' (Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi) and 'In Search of Frozen Music' (Nature Morte) in 2011.
Samita Chaudhuri completed her post-graduation in pharmaceutical technology at Jadavpur University, followed by doctoral and post-doctoral research at Calcutta University. She has worked as a quality assurance manager at various pharmaceutical companies and currently teaches pharmacy at a government polytechnic college. In addition to her academic and professional pursuits, Samita is a trained rock climber, an experienced high-altitude trekker, and a passionate photographer.
Sanchit Gupta began his career as a part-time copywriter with an advertising agency in Mumbai. He went on to co-found his own theatre group, worked as a freelance film screenwriter and as executive producer–fiction for a leading television network. He is also a brand management professional with a wide range of brand building and communication development experience. His short stories have been published in several esteemed publications and literary journals, and have won acclaim in leading literary festivals and online forums.His film script based on this book has been long-listed for the Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab 2017- International. 
Sangeeta and
Ratnesh Mathur
Sangeeta and Ratnesh Mathur have lived and worked in many cities in Asia and Europe. They began building a personal collection of Indian comics, books, maps, stamps, travel and film posters, music CDs and international film DVDs in the initial years of their travels. In 2003 they relocated to the Czech Republic, and after visiting central Europe’s museums and antique shops, and regularly attending hobby club meetings, they began expanding their collection with a specific aim of creating a museum back in India. They added Indian picture postcards, lithographs, antiques in glass and porcelain, coins, princely state insignia and weapons, etc. In this endeavour, their focus, however, remained on the visual history of India and its towns. 
Sanjay Dasgupta trained as a mechanical engineer, strayed into journalism and has been a journalist ever since. He is a voracious reader, and his other passions include classical music. 
Sanjay Kanvinde, an Architect and Urban Designer by training, is presently a partner with Kanvinde Rai & Chowdhury. He has over 40 years of experience in the field of architecture and urban design and has been involved in the design of various educational institutions in India. He has been actively involved in academics as visiting faculty in the Urban Design Department, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, since 1980. Additionally, he has served as a visiting critic and a member of the board of studies at several schools of architecture.
An officer of the Indian Forest Service (1982 batch), Sanjeeva Pandey has served as Director of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) from 1998 to 2006, a prime hotspot of biological diversity in the western Himalayas, India, where he engaged himself in biodiversity conservation through livelihood-based natural resource management. Sanjeeva has travelled to many countries and contributed to numerous training manuals, written papers, newspaper and journal and electronic media articles.
Sankarankutty Pottekkat, popularly known as S.K. Pottekat, is an iconic Malayalam writer. He is the author of nearly 60 books which include 10 novels, 24 collections of short stories, and 18 travelogues.Pottekkat won the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award in 1961 for the novel Oru Theruvinte Katha (The Story of a Street). His autobiographical novel Oru Desathinte Katha (The Story of a Locale) won, in succession, the Kerala Sahitya Academy Award (1971), the Kendra Sahitya Award (1977), and the Jnanpith Award (1980). His works have been translated into English, Italian, Russian, German, and Czech, as well as all major Indian languages. 
Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri began his career as a banker. Since reengineering his career in 2000, he has taught English to adult learners at different institutions including the British Council English Language Centre in Kolkata. He writes on learning English language and other topics and translates Bengali fiction into English. 
Subrata Sanyal, an engineer by profession, is currently engaged as a consultant of techno-commercial services. Born and brought up in North Bengal, he feels a close relationship with the people of Bhutan, with whom he has interacted during the course of his professional visits to Bhutan. This book is a direct result of his visits to Bhutan over the last 20 years. 
Sara Sahinkanat graduated from Bogazici University with a degree in Translation. She then embarked on a journey in the advertising and PR sector, amassing nearly a decade of experience. During this period, she discovered her creative spark and started making personalised, handcrafted picture books for her nieces. After the birth of her son, Tan, Sara decided to share her stories with publishers and is deeply grateful to be a part of countless childhoods through her dreamy books. She believes that the act of storytelling plays a crucial role in strengthening our bonds with our loved ones. Sara lives with her son next to a beautiful forest in Istanbul.
Sarah Surgey has been a freelance writer and teacher for over 10 years.
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay (1876–1938) was an illustrious Bengali novelist and short story writer of the early 20th century. Many of his stories narrate the lives, tragedies, and struggles of the village people and the contemporary social practices that prevailed in Bengal. His writing matured at a time when the national movement was gaining momentum together with an awakening of social consciousness.  Sensitive and daring, his novels captivated the hearts and minds of innumerable readers both in Bengal and the rest of India. His best known novels include Palli Samaj (1916), Choritrohin (1917), Devdas (1917), Nishkriti (1917), Srikanta (1917), Datta (1918), Griha Daha (1920), and Sesh Prashna (1929). Many of his stories were adopted for well-crafted and popular films in Bengali and Hindi languages for many years.He remains the most popular, most translated, most adapted, and the most plagiarized Indian author of all time.
Sarbani Putatunda, a retired professor of English, is passionately involved in creative and critical writings. Other than authoring and editing several books she loves translating interesting works of other authors too.
Deputy Editor, Frontline, Chennai, Sarbari Sinha has worked with the print media (The Statesman, Kolkata; Hindustan Times, Kolkata and New Indian Express, Chennai). She joined Frontline in 2005. She has published translations of Bengali short stories in various magazines including Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature. Postgraduate in English Literature, Calcutta University (1994), Sinha has attended seminars and translation workshops at the University of East Anglia in Norwich on a Charles Wallace Trust fellowship (2008).
Sarit K. Chaudhuri is the Director of the National Museum of Mankind, IGRMS, Bhopal. From 2003 to 2005, he served as a postdoctoral fellow in a collaborative project involving SOAS, British Museum, CCRD, and Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. He has previously worked with AnSI, Shillong, and served as a professor and head of the Department of Anthropology at Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. Dr. Chaudhuri has authored 9 books and 52 research papers.
Shubha Sarma Born and brought up in Lucknow, Shubha Sarma is an alumnus of Lady Shri Ram College and Jawaharlal Nehru University and a member of the Indian Administrative Service. A Yoga practitioner, she enjoys travelling, swimming and tending to her bonsai collection. Her debut book, Fly on the Wall & Other Stories was launched in 2013 and was translated into Hindi and Italian. It received rave reviews from readers and critics alike. Her body of work displays strong characters and reflects the changing times that confront us. This is her second novel.  
Sarmistha De is an archivist at the State Archives of West Bengal. She earned her PhD in History from Jadavpur University. Her research is primarily based on archival sources, focusing on the condition and treatment of marginalized Europeans in colonial India.
Sarmistha Dutta Gupta is a literary translator and an activist of the women’s movement. 
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman who was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India from 1962 to 1967. 
Satyabrata Rout Dr Satyabrata Rout is a noted scenographer and director of contemporary Indian theatre. He has completed his post-graduation in design and direction from the National School of Drama, New Delhi in 1983, and thereafter was associated with various institutions and organisations like Rangmandal, Bharat Bhavan, Bhopal, Theatre-in-Education Company, NSD Extension Programme, etc. Satyabrata is one of the pioneers in conceptualising ‘Visual Theatre’ in India, and has designed and directed more than 75 plays of international repute.
Saurav Dasthakur is Assistant Professor of English at Visva-Bharati. His areas of research include Modernist Literature, Children’s Literature, Culture Studies and Translation. He has published academic articles in books and journals of national and international repute, including the Journal of Asian Studies, and co-guest-edited a special issue of Sangeet Natak, the journal of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, on Rabindranath Tagore. 
Scheherazade Alim studied law at the University of Oxford and spent twenty years in Dubai, where she held the position of senior corporate/commercial lawyer with Clifford Chance. "Enjoyable Grammar" was her first book. Her articles have appeared in Outlook, India. The author is the great-great-granddaughter of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, founder of Aligarh Muslim University, and the granddaughter of Syed Ross Masood, grandson of the founder and a distinguished former vice-chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University.
Konrad Seitz The author, Dr Phil. Konrad Seitz, lived in India for many years, including from 1987–1990 as a German ambassador. He and his wife, Eva Seitz, rank among the most important private collectors of Indian miniature paintings worldwide.Their readiness to share their collection with art lovers all over the world both in publications like this one and through major donations to museums has done much to enhance our appreciation of the marvels of Indian painting.
Sekhar Chakrabarti is an internationally famed philatelist and postal history collector. His other passion is vexillology, which he has incorporated into his philatelic collections.
Saswati Sen, regarded as one of the best exponents of the famous Lucknow gharana of Kathak, is the driving force behind Kalashram, Pandit Birju Maharaj’s dream institution. She has received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Sanskriti, the Shringar Mani Award, and the Critic’s Recommendation Award. She has performed at the RIMPA (Ravi Shankar Institute for Music and Performing Arts) festival in Varanasi, the Kathak Prasang in Bhopal and Jaipur, and the prestigious Khajuraho Festival of dance, among others. After her initial training under Reba Chatterjee Vidyarthi at the Bharatiya Kala Kendra in New Delhi, she was awarded the National Scholarship in 1969 by the Ministry of Culture. She then graduated to become one of the foremost disciples of Pandit Birju Maharaj.
Shailaja Menon is a certified Manasa yoga teacher, speaker, and freelance writer/editor based in Malaysia. She has over 18 years of experience in yoga, both as a teacher and as a practitioner, and teaches at her studio, ‘Mat & Beyond Yoga Studio’ in Malaysia.  Her ability to translate the practice of yoga from mere shapes on a mat to a living, breathing philosophy and way of life is what makes her classes, writings, and perspectives so insightful. Through this she is able to transform and elevate an individual’s life at every level—physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Prof. Shalina Mehta, a Ph.D from Delhi University, retired from Panjab University, Chandigarh, having taught social and cultural anthropology for forty years at the Department of Anthropology. She has published extensively on various subjects of contemporary interest and has more than 70 articles published in national and International journals of repute. She has three books and four edited volumes to her credit. She has been a recipient of several National and International Honours and Awards and is nominated to various national and International academic bodies.
Shalini Chugh is a marketing professional who completed her MBA from IMS Indore. She has a special interest in traveling and the art and architecture of India, particularly Rajasthan. This interest led her to work with her husband on developing and marketing new projects and designs inspired by the traditional arts and crafts of India. In her quest to understand the finest works, she has traveled to discover and unravel many hidden architectural treasures of marble and stone marvels in the country.
Shams Afif
Shankar Sen (1936-2012), an engineer and a retired bank executive, writes prose and poetry in both English and Bengali and has had ten books published during the last seven years. In addition to his own collections of poems in English and Bengali and short stories in English. Shankar Sen has translated some of the best-known works of eminent Bengali authors in English. His last book, The Quest, is an English translation of the film-script of filmmaker Goutam Ghose’s critically acclaimed Moner Manush based on a novel by Sunil Gangopadhyay.
Shanta Gokhale is a writer, translator, cultural critic and theatre historian. She writes in English and Marathi. She has published two novels in Marathi, Rita Welinkar and Tya Varshi. Both won the Maharashtra State award for the best novel of the year. The first novel was recently adapted as a film, Rita by her daughter Renuka Shahane. She has written numerous scripts for documentary, corporate and feature films, some of which have won national awards.Shanta has also written columns for Mid-Day, The Times of India, Loksatta and Saptahik Sakal. She has been writing a fortnightly column on culture for Mumbai Mirror for five years.  
Shayoni Mitra is a travel journalist. Her writing has been featured in various national and international travel magazines and guidebooks.
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