Jagtar Singh, journalist and author, is one of the foremost authorities on Punjab, its politics and society, and particularly the politics of the Shiromani Akali Dal and Shiromani Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee (SGPC).
This book was conceived when Jagtar Singh, as a journalist working with The Indian Express, went to the Darbar Sahib complex as part of the team of journalists from Chandigarh flown to the...
Amit Dasgupta is a former member of the diplomatic services. His last book, Lessons from Ruslana: In Search of Transformative Thinking, was published in 2015. An avid amateur photographer, he enjoy
Valerian Rodrigues, the editor of the volume, is currently Ambedkar Chair, Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD). His recent books include The Essential Writings of B. R. Ambedkar (2002), The Indian Parl
Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was among the greatest short story writers of the Indian subcontinent. He also wrote plays, and worked in the Bombay film industry as a writer before migrating t
Kumkum Sangari, editor of the book, is William F. Vilas Research Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has published extensively on British, Ame
Somasundara Rao, Professor (Retd.), obtained an M.A. (History and Archaeology), M.A. (Hons.) and Ph.D. from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, and specialized in the ancient and medieval history of
Ramnarayan S. Rawat is Associate Professor of History at the University of Delaware and the author of Reconsidering Untouchability: Chamars and Dalit History in North India.
Madhura Swaminathan is professor and head of the Economic Analysis Unit at the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore.
Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a philosopher, economist, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. Born in Germany, he later became stateless and spent much of his life in London in the Unit