Very little is known about the two secretaries of the embassy sent by Tipu Sultan to Constantinople, Khwaja Abdul Qadir, who wrote the Waqai-i Manazil-i Rum, and Sayyid Jafar.
Soma Marik is Reader in History, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, and also teaches Women's Studies and History in Jadavpur University.
Ninotchka Rosca is a novelist and journalist. Her two novels – State of War (1988) and Twice Blessed (1992) – are considered classics of modern Philippine literature. She interviewed an
Evald Vassilievich Ilyenkov (1924-79) was a Marxist philosopher in the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Mrityunjay Tripathi is assistant professor in the Hindi programme at Ambedkar University Delhi. He has translated the autobiography of Mallikarjun Mansur into Hindi (Ras yatra), and a Hindi transla
Michael Perelman (born 1 October 1939) is an American economist and historian who teaches at California State University, Chico.