Arupa Patangia Kalita is an Assamese novelist and short-story writer. She has received several literary honours including, in 2014, the Sahitya Akademi Award for her book of short stories Mariam Austin Othoba Hira Barua.
Shahnaz Rouse teaches Sociology at Sarah Lawrence College, New York. She is the author of various articles on women, religion, nationalism and the State which have been published in South Asia, the
Jonathan Bignell (born 20 March 1963) is a Professor of Television and Film at the University of Reading, United Kingdom. He is the author of Media Semiotics: An Introduction (1997).
SHAMPA BANERJEE is a well-known translator of Bengali works. She lives and works in the US.
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is directing a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the history