Rajesh Sharma teaches in the Department of English, Punjabi University, Patiala. He also edits South Asian Ensemble.
The essays in this book, written over a decade and half, are an exercise in making sense of a world in pieces. Located in the post-partition Punjab on the Indian side of the border, these range ove...
John Harriss is Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. He has been a visiting researcher at the Madras Institute of Development Studies and has published
S. Irfan Habib has worked for many years with the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS). He is currently holding the Maulana Azad Chair at National University
Meeto (Kamaljit Bhasin-Malik; 1978-2006) was a scholar, activist and dancer. She graduated with first-class honours in History from Stephen's College. With the Radhakrishnan-British Chevening Schol
Hansa Wadkar (24 January 1924 - 23 August 1971) was a Marathi and Hindi actress who appeared in both film and on stage.
Ben Davis in an American art critic and has written widely on politics, economics and contemporary art.
Aijaz Ahmad is one of India's best-known Marxist scholars. His best-known books include In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures, Lineages of the Present: Ideological and Political Geneal
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 lite
John Dewey (1859-1952) was a highly influential American psychologist, philosopher and educator.
C. Rammanohar Reddy is an economist who has been writing on economic policy since the late 1980s. He was Editor of the prestigious Economic and Political Weekly between 2004 and 2016. He is no
Felix Padel is an anthropologist and a Professor of Rural Management at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur. He is the author of Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Lan
Born near Cologne in 1828, Joseph Dietzgen worked most of his life as a tanner. A self-educated man, he participated in the Revolution of 1848 where he first read the writings of Karl Marx and beca
Jesse Ross Knutson, teacher and activist, is Assistant Professor of Sanskrit in the department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Brinda Karat is a member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). She was the General Secretary of the All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) (1993-2004), and a memb
Carlos Martinez is an activist, writer and musician based in London. He runs the political history blog Invent the Future. His major interests are the history of 'actually existing socialism' and s
Geetanjali Singh Chanda is a senior lecturer in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University.
Kumari Jayawardena is the author of The Rise of the Labour Movement in Ceylon; Ethnic and Class Conflict in Sri Lanka; Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World; The White Woman’s Other Bur
Veena Venugopal is a journalist and author based in Delhi.
Perry R. Anderson (born September 1938) is a British historian and political essayist. A specialist in intellectual history, he is often identified with the post-1956 Western Marxism of the New Lef
Kusoom Vadgama (born 1932) is a historian and former Gandhian. She is the founder of the Indo-British Heritage Trust.
Esther David is the well-loved and well-known author of The Walled City and The Book of Esther.
Mohan Rao teaches at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His publications include From Population Control to Reproductive Health: Malthu
T.M. Thomas Isaac is the Minister of Finance of Kerala, an office he previously served from 2006 to 2011. Author of numerous academic papers and books, he was Professor at the Centre for Developme
Nicoletta Del Franco is a Researcher at the Global Migration Centre and a development consultant with extensive experience of qualitative research in South Asia.
Ashok Dhawale is President, All India Kisan Sabha, and member of theCentral Committee of the CPI(M).
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Vinay Chandran is a counselor and Executive Director of Swabhava Trust, Bangalore, a non-governmental organization working with issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and similar (LG
Ram Ramaswamy (born 1953) is a scientist who teaches at the School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Paul Le Blanc is a professor of history at La Roche College. He has written on and participated in the US labour, radical, and civil rights movements, and is author of many books, including Lenin a
Shivaji Das is a travel writer and photographer who also works as a management consultant in Singapore.
Deepa Ganesh has a master's in English literature. After a brief stint as an English lecturer, she became a journalist, and is presently Senior Assistant Editor with The Hindu, Bangalore. She is pa
Gautam Bhatia is a Delhi-based architect, writer and artist.