William Dalrymple was born in Scotland. His first book, In Xanadu, written when he was twenty-two, was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize. In 1989, he moved to Delhi where he li
Nausheen Jaffery was a historian trained at the University of Delhi and Jamia Millia Islamia. Her book Jahan Ara Begum: A Biographical Study (1614–1681) was published in 2011.
Bama teaches in a primary school in Uthramerur, near Chennai. She draws her energy from the Dalit movements in Tamil Nadu and her writing is a source of strength for the growing Dalit consciousness
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