Sudipta Kaviraj is Professor of Indian Politics and Intellectual History at Columbia University. He taught for many years at SOAS, London University, following a long teaching stint at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford and a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as at the University of Chicago. His most recent books are The Invention of Private Life (2014), The Trajectories of the Indian State (2012), The Enchantment of Democracy and India (2011) and The Imaginary Institution of India (2010).
Romila Thapar has specialised in early Indian history and has written extensively on the many aspects of the past. Her books include Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas; From Lineage to State; Hi
Jeemol Unni is a professor of economics at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, India. Her recent books are Informal Economy Centrestage: New Structures of Employment (2003), c
M. Rajshekhar is a journalist. He joined Scroll.in in 2015 to do a thirty-three-month-long reporting project, Ear to the Ground, which became the substrate for his book Despite the State. This seri
Evald Vassilievich Ilyenkov (1924-79) was a Marxist philosopher in the erstwhile Soviet Union.
Jodie Dean is a Professor of Political Science at Hobart & William Smith College. She is the author of The Communist Horizon (2012) and Crowds and Party (2016).
Swapna Liddle is a historian, and Convener of the Delhi chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). She is the author of Delhi: 14 Historic Walks and