Ralph Russell was the most well known authority on Urdu literature outside South Asia. His work on Urdu poetry in the late Mughal era, and his translation of Ghalib's poetry and prose is studied all over the world.
The autobiography of Ralph Russell, Marxist and celebrated Urdu scholar, offers a fascinating insight into some of the major 20th century events which have shaped our world today.
Vijaya Ramaswamy is Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is an alumni of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and
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
Venkatesh Athreya, a chemical engineer-turned-development economist, served as Professor of Economics at Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, for nearly three decades. His earlier works include B
Immanuel Wallerstein (b. 1930) is an American sociologist best known for his 'world-systems' approach to understanding world history which suggests that the world is a system that benefits come cou