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Aradhana Sharma is an associate professor of anthropology and feminist studies at Wesleyan University. She is the co-editor of the book The Anthropology of the State: A Reader.
Willfried F. Feuser (1928-2000) was a German scholar and a pioneer in the research and dissemination of African literature in European languages.
Writer, architect and historian specialised in the Contemporary Arab and Muslim World, Darwis Khudori is Associate Professor of Oriental Studies at the University of Le Havre, France, mem
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Sharada Srinivasan is Assistant Professor in International Development at York University, Toronto. Her research is focussed on gender-based discrimination and violence including young people's exp
Swati Ganguly teaches English at Viswa-Bharati University, Santiniketan.
Roksana Badruddoja is a Bangladeshi-American writer and a professor of Sociology at Manhattan College, New York City, United States. She is the author of Eyes of the Storms: The Voices of South Asi
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Praful Bidwai (12 June 1949 – 23 June 2015) was an Indian journalist, political analyst, and activist.
Eduardo Galeano (3 September 1940 - 13 April 2015) was a Uruguayan journalist, socialist and a prolific writer.
Sitharamam Kakarala is Director, Centre for the Study of Culture and Society (CSCS), Bangalore, and has been involved in a range of pedagogic and research activity at the intersection of law, socie
Sunil Kumar is professor of medieval history in the Department of History, Delhi University. His previous publications include The Present in Delhi's Pasts and The Emergence of the Delhi Sultanate.
A.R. Vasavi, a Social Anthropologist, was formerly a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore. Her academic interests are in the field of sociology of India, agrarian stud
Renuka Ray became a Gandhian and a nationalist at sixteen when she met Mahatma Gandhi at the house of her uncle, Chittaranjan Das, in Calcutta. Aside from her political career, she was a well-known
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Harry Magdoff (1913-2006) was an American socialist and influential Marxist economist. He was co-editor, along with Paul Sweezy, of the independent Marxian journal Monthly Review for many year
Kumkum Sangari, is William F. Vilas Research Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has published extensively on British, American and Indian lit
Ashok Mitra is an Indian Marxist economist and politician. He has written for Economic and Political Weekly and contributes articles regularly to The Telegraph. He has also written short stories in
Jasbir Jain (born 1937) is a writer and Honorary Director of the Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies, Jaipur. She is the recepient of many awards and fellowships and has authored se
V.I. Lenin (1870-1924) was the preeminent leader of the Russian Revolution, and a Marxist theoretician. His important books include, among many others, What is to be Done, Imperialism, the Hig
Shereen Ratnagar gave up her Professorship in Archaeology at the JNU when it ceased to be fun and has since been researching and teaching in various places. Her interests include the bronze age, tr
Susan Hawthorne is a feminist activist, writer and performer. She is the author of a novel, two collections of poetry and the (co-)editor of eight anthologies. She grew up on a farm in the Riverina
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