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Nissim Mannathukkaren hails from Muvattupuzha, Kerala. He was trained in Political Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Queen's University, Canada. He teaches at the International
Pradip Baksi (1948-), translator and editor of the first Bengali and English editions of these manuscripts (1994) and, of some texts of Rammohun Roy (1998), and of Karl Marx (1999) on India.
Carlos Drummond de Andrade (1902-1987) was a Brazilian poet, whose poem, Canção Amiga, was on the 50 cruzado novo bill.
Sabita Goswami is an acclaimed journalist, the first woman to be associated global news agencies like the AFP and BBC.